Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Delightful Hot Cocoa - Home made, Fat-free, Sugar-free, and Sooo Yummy!

I created this recipe for those in our family who are trying not to eat sugar but who delight in a nice, sweet hot drink on these chilly fall days.  It serves as a nice after dinner dessert for us many nights. And I've come up with 7 different flavors so far to add to the chocolate!  Mmm... 


This is a single 16 oz. serving (a serious cup of cocoa)  *wink*  With a variety of flavors! *smile*
("Trim Healthy Mama" friendly!)


Ingredients:  (93 calories without the fat-free Reddi Whip)
  • 2 c. Almond milk (unsweetened, vanilla flavor - Costco has the best price)
  • 1/4 c. Hershey's chocolate syrup, sugar-free with Splenda (doesn't taste very sweet by itself, but it's great in this recipe)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract, imitation
  • 1/4 tsp. Stevia (NOW or KAL brands taste best, and don't have fillers)
  • 1/2 tsp. Imitation extract flavor of choice:  caramel, butter, peppermint (but only 1/8 tsp.), coffee, mint, peanut butter, or banana!  Note:  I always use imitation extracts as they don't have alcohol which leaves an extreme "bite" to the taste that we don't like at all.

Instructions:
  1. Add all 5 ingredients to a mug, but don't bother mixing as they don't combine well until they're hot.
  2. Heat in the microwavable for 3 minutes and mix with a wire wisk.
  3. Top with some fat-free Reddi Whip for a little extra "nice" (this does have sugar, but it's such a trace amount that it doesn't really "count" for us dieters if used in moderation.)

Blessings on your cooler, cozy fall days at home,

You might also enjoy these recipes:
Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas
Daily Delicious Whole Wheat Bread
Vegetable Cheese Soup
White Chili
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