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Chocolate Beverages

Low Carb Recipe

Five tasty chocolate beverages - hot chocolate, a healthful protein packed chocolate shake and a refreshing chocolate frosty treat.

Chocolate Beverages

Hot Chocolate

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1 packet sugar substitute
Dash salt
Dash cinnamon
1/2 cup boiling water
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

Place first 4 ingredients in cup. Add water and cream and stir. Can add a shot of sugar free syrup, if desired. 3 carbs per serving.

Chocolate Protein Shake

1 scoop or packet whey protein powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 oz cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 packets Splenda
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
6 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly, until ice no longer "rattles". Total 10 carbs (8 NET carbs). Serves 2 at 5 carbs each.

Chocolate Frosty

1 cup heavy cream
Dash vanilla
2 packages sugar free cocoa mix

Start whipping heavy cream with mixer. Add vanilla. When soft peaks form, add cocoa mix slowly, and continue beating until hard peaks form (only another 30 seconds or so). Put mixture in freezer. After 30 minutes, stir with fork to break up frozen parts around edges. Keep checking after about 20 to 30 minutes, and stir until it's cold enough and the right consistency. Tastes like a Wendy's Frosty. (Total 16.1 carbs - serves 3@ 5.4 each.)

Hot Nutty Mocha

Add DaVinci hazelnut syrup to sugar free cocoa and stir to mix for Hot Nutty Mocha. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or a splash of cold cream if desired.

Cocoa in Hot Nutty Mocha

1 packet sugar free hot cocoa mix
1 cup hot decaffeinated coffee
1 teaspoon Sugar Free Original Hazelnut Syrup

Pour hot coffee over packet of cocoa mix and disolve completely.

Add DaVinci hazelnut syrup and stir to mix. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or a splash of cold cream if desired.

Note: Best when made 1 cup at a time!

This recipe was tested using Swiss Miss Diet Cocoa.

Nutrition Information: Recipe yields 1 serving, 4g carbs per serving.

Chocolate Cream Soda

Make a fantastic chocolate cream soda! Just combine crushed ice, heavy whipping cream, 12 ounces sugar free soda of your choice and chocolate shake mix.

2-1/2 cups crushed ice
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 can or bottle (about 12 ounces) Splenda sweetened soda of your choice
1 scoop (1/3 cup) chocolate shake mix *

Combine ingredients in blender in order shown. Blend until ice is completely crushed and incorporated. Continue to mix until thick and creamy.

*Note: Low carb shake mixes at many grocery stores and online outlets. Brands available include Walker Diet Shake Mix Meal Replacement Drink (7g carbs per serving), Atkins Advantage Shake Mix (3g carbs per serving), Pro Cal 100 Chocolate Shake Mix (7g carbs per serving), and Carb Solutions Shake Mix (3g carbs per serving).

Nutrition Information: Recipe makes about 4 servings, 8-ounces each. About 2 grams carbohydrates per glass.

Did you know?

September 13th is International Chocolate Day.