Deep Dark Hot Chocolate
Dutch process cocoa is the absolute best to use in this deep dark hot chocolate recipe! Add a little sweetener, hot water and 1 percent milk and walah! Delicious and rich hot chocolate.
1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder (like Hershey's)
1 tablespoon plus 2-teaspoons sweetener
2 tablespoons hot water
1 cup 1 percent milk
Place the cocoa powder and sweetener into a microwaveable mug.
Add the hot water and stir until smooth. Pour in the milk and stir again.
Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. (Do not boil.)
If you're out and about and craving a nice hot chocolate beverage, go ahead and treat yourself to a Starbucks. Their hot chocolate made with whole milk weighs in at 260 calories (without the whipping cream). That's not bad for this sweet treat, plus it has vitamin A, iron and bone-building calcium.
Recipe makes 1 serving
Serving 1 cup
Calories: 120; Fat: 3g; Protein: 9g; Carbohydrates: 16g
Exchange: 1 Low Fat Milk
Extra: Instant Cocoa Mix
For those days when you want a quick hot cocoa fix, keep this mix on hand and have a cup ready in under five minutes. Mix together ingredients and keep instant cocoa mix on hand for a special mug of guilt free hot cocoa any time. To make this a sort in "instant" Deep Dark Hot Cocoa, use Dutch process cocoa powder.
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup lower-fat powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
10 packets sweetener of choice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
For cocoa mix, stir together milk powder, nondairy creamer, cocoa powder, sweetener and, if desired, cinnamon.
Cover and store in an airtight container.
For each serving, in a heat-proof mug add 3/4 cup boiling water to 1/3 cup cocoa mix; stir to dissolve. Recipe makes up 2-2/3 cups.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 6 ounces
Calories: 104; Fat: 2g; Protein: 8g; Carbohydrate: 17g
Exchange: 1 Milk