Buttermilk In Hot Chocolate (A Unique Twist)

Looking for a way to add a delicious twist to your hot chocolate? Try using buttermilk! Buttermilk may seem unlikely for hot cocoa, but it adds a beautiful creamy tartness that takes this classic winter drink to a new level.

In this recipe post, I’ll walk you through how to make the simplest yet most delicious buttermilk hot chocolate.

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How To Make Buttermilk In Hot Chocolate?

  • Prepare Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Serving Size: 2 servings


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the buttermilk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly using a whisk until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the hot chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  3. Once the hot chocolate reaches a gentle simmer, lower the heat and let it cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Add the vanilla extract to the hot chocolate and mix well. Taste the hot chocolate and adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more sugar if desired.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the buttermilk hot chocolate into mugs.
  6. If desired, top each mug with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or cocoa powder for an extra touch of indulgence.
  7. Serve the buttermilk hot chocolate immediately while it’s still warm and enjoy its creamy, tangy, and comforting flavors.

Nutrition Fact Of Buttermilk In Hot Chocolate

Calories230 kcal
Fat9 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrates33 g
Cholesterol24 mg
Sodium40 mg
Potassium156 mg
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Is buttermilk in hot chocolate healthy?

Buttermilk In Hot Chocolate is not exactly a healthy drink. But it does have about half the calories of the usual cocoa-milk-chocolate drink, with only one-third of the fat and no total cholesterol or sodium.

It is also surprisingly low in carbohydrates and very high in protein: You can get more than half your day’s recommended intake just from drinking this one drink!

How much sugar is in buttermilk in hot chocolate?

Low sugar: Because the cocoa powder already has sugar, only one teaspoon of regular white sugar is needed. If you like your drinks sweeter, feel free to add more. This low sugar makes this drink a good alternative to high-sugar drinks such as soda or juice.

When Is The Best Time To Eat It?

Morning: This drink is renowned for waking you up in the morning. Millions of people have consumed hot cocoa to jolt them out of their slumber and into a new day. The added buttermilk can give you that extra boost you need to start your day off right.

What can I add to hot chocolate to make it better?


When it comes to hot chocolate, dairy is usually the last ingredient added. Adding a little milk can make your drink extra creamy and full of that nice tangy buttermilk taste.


Adding chocolate chips or cocoa powder to this drink will help to keep it warm and drink longer when served in a mug. Just add them along with the rest of the ingredients.

Vanilla: adding some vanilla extract to this drink will give it that extra touch of flavor you want in your cocoa.


The most important ingredient in hot chocolate is milk. Milk is a significant part of the hot chocolate recipe. The amount of milk you use will directly affect the thickness and flavor of your drink. The more milk you use, the thinner and less flavorful your drink will be.

Milk provides creaminess and some sweetness to your hot chocolate, but it won’t add as much if you use skim or non-fat milk instead of low-fat or whole cow’s milk.

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Buttermilk in hot chocolate is a simple recipe that can please anyone who loves chocolate and milk. It is a good alternative to regular hot cocoa and milk, and the added buttermilk and creaminess make this drink yummy. Try it today!

I’ve never seen my mom drink hot chocolate until I was a teenager, but I always remember her making it. She made a pretty good version with all the common ingredients listed above and added whipped cream, which made it even better.