Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hot Chocolate Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ~E.P. Powell

Do you have a good recipe for hot cocoa that doesn't use sugar? I need a good low fat, low carb, sugar free cocoa recipe. ~Betsy

This is a good one for one cup at a time, but you could make up more and keep it in a container. You could use stevia or another sugar substitute instead.

1/4 cup dry skim milk powder
11/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute
1 cup boiling water

Stir together dry milk powder, cocoa, and Splenda in a mug.Pour in the boiling water and stir until dissolved. For a neat addition add some cinnamon!

One comment for your sugar-free cocoa recipe - before you add boiling water, add just a little cold water (about 3Tbsp. or so) to liquefy the powdered milk. I've found that powdered milk does not dissolve well in hot or boiling water.
Other good additions are just a small packet of creamer and a half dash of cayenne along with the cinnamon. The cayenne is not noticeable, but really brings out the taste of the cinnamon and cocoa. It also helps warm you up! ~Thanks! Donna

Here is what I use to make Hot Chocolate:
1 1/2 Tbsp of Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa
(this is far better than Hershey's)
1 Tbsp. of Splenda, or Raw Sugar
1 cup plus a little more Breeze Almond Milk
(purchase at your Health Food Store)
This is a sweet milk and very tasty.

Mix your Cocoa and sugar or substitute in a small bowl, warm your milk, whisk in your cocoa and sugar until it is steaming. Do not boil. ~Ginny

1 comment:

  1. I never made homemade hot chocolate. I'm going to try this tip.


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