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a cup of hot chocolate on a white plate with cinnamon sticks and a chocolate bar.
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5 from 19 votes

French Hot Chocolate without cocoa powder

Learn how to make hot chocolate without cocoa powder. It's super easy and simple!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Suitable for Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Diet: Coconut free, Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten free, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Bea C.


Optional :

  • Pinch of unrefined sugar according to taste and depending on how dark the chocolate you're using is.
  • Pinch of fleur de sel


  • Put the chocolate, cinnamon stick and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Optional step: add a pinch of fleur de sel to your saucepan, at the beginning of the cooking process, to enhance the flavors and give it a luxury touch.
  • Let it cook while stirring regularly until the chocolate is completely melted and your beverage is hot.
  • Fish the cinnamon stick out of the saucepan. Taste the hot chocolate and, if necessary, add the optional unrefined sugar and serve in 2 mugs.Voilà!
    Bon appétit!


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
To make this hot chocolate foamy, blend it for 2 minutes with an immersion blender.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 9mg