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Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa

No recipe image available.It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups nonfat milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix together the cocoa, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer, and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch.
  2. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat, and add vanilla.
  3. Divide between 4 mugs. Pour 2 tablespoons half-and-half into each mug of cocoa and serve.

Makes 4 (8-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 8 ounces): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 10 | Fat 1.5g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 240mg | Carbohydrates 19g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 14g | Protein 10g.

Recipe 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.