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Hot Chocolate

Hot ChocolateThis recipe, when compared to a full sugar, full fat version, has a 40% reduction in calories, a 37% reduction in fat, a 49% reduction in carbohydrates and a 66% reduction in sugars.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups reduced-fat milk
8 packets Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch processed)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place milk in a small saucepan.
  2. Mix together Splenda® packets and cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Add to milk and stir well using a wire whisk. Simmer 4 to 5 minutes over medium low heat.

Makes 2 (8-ounce) servings.

Variations:

  • For mint flavored hot chocolate, try adding a drop of mint extract to the milk before simmering.
  • For mocha hot chocolate, add 2 teaspoons instant coffee to the milk mixture before simmering.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 8 ounces): Total Calories 160, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 130 mg, Total Carbohydrate 20 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 12 g, Protein 10 g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 reduced-fat milk, 1/2 starch.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.