My wife came across this tasty and dead-easy recipe for carb-friendly hot cocoa mix back in 2005.
If you enjoy hot cocoa but need to avoid the sugar found in most mixes, why not blend your own? This recipe was simply doubled from the Splenda version since we kept using it up.
It's nice to have a warm cup of cocoa as a guilt-free reward at the end of a long day.
Low-Carb Friendly Hot Cocoa Mix
- 2 Cups + 4 TBS Non-Fat Dry Milk
- 2.5 Cups Splenda Sweetener
- 1 1/3 Cups Powdered Fat-Free Non-Diary Creamer
- 1 1/3 Cups Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl, and mix with a spoon until well blended. Storing the blend in an air-tight container keeps it tasting good.
Buy larger quantities of the ingredients because it's less expensive and you've got a ready supply of raw materials if you open the container and find it empty.
Heat your water and spoon up 5 teaspoons of hot cocoa mix into a mug and add about a teaspoon of skim milk. Using the teaspoon, blend the milk and dry cocoa mix together until it forms a smooth, thick cocoa sludge in the bottom of the mug. now add your hot water and blend thoroughly.
This trick of adding milk and creating a cocoa sludge creates a smoother cup of cocoa, than if you simply added the cocoa mix to hot water.
Cacao caliente ligero (en Español) at Diabetes STOP