Hot chocolate is one of the hot favorite especially amongst the kids. It can be prepared using different methods and the number of calories in it varies based on the method of preparation.
One cup of hot chocolate cocoa prepared using whole milk contains a total of 190 calories. Out of these 190 calories 59% of the calories come from carbohydrates, 24% calories come from fat and the remaining 17% calories come from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of hot chocolate prepared this way is 5.47 grams of which 3.308 is saturated fat content, 0.263 grams is polyunsaturated fat content and 1.52 grams is monounsaturated fat content. The total cholesterol content in it is 17 mg, sodium content is 95 mg, potassium content is 440 mg, total carbohydrate content in it is 29.9 grams, dietary fiber content is 2.3 grams, sugar content is 27.4 grams and protein content in it is 8.8 grams. It also contains some amount of calcium and iron.
One fl oz of hot chocolate cocoa prepared with whole milk contains 24 calories out of which 6 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in it is 0.68 grams, cholesterol content is 2 mg, sodium content is 12 mg, potassium content in it is 55 mg, carbohydrate content is 3.73 grams, dietary fiber content is 0.3 grams, sugar content is 3.42 grams and protein content is 1.1 grams.
Hot chocolate prepared with low fat milk or skim milk contains lesser number of calories in comparison to the usual whole milk hot chocolate preparation and many people prefer such hot chocolate preparation in order to avoid some calories. Apart from this you may go for various other kinds of commercially prepared hot chocolate cocoa preparations. Many commercially prepared hot chocolate have different added flavors which also increase the calorie content.