Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Low Carb Hot Chocolate or Hot Cocoa



The hot weather will soon be a thing of the past and what better way to warm yourself up than with a mug of hot chocolate or hot cocoa? I prefer the taste of homemade hot chocolate over the premixed powder in a can, who wouldn't right? This recipe is quick and easy to prepare. You can use unsweetened chocolate or cocoa powder in this recipe, both are equally delicious!

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped or 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup of sweetener (depending on your sweet tooth)
  • 4 cups low carb milk substitute (I used half & half and almond milk)
  • sugar-free whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish (optional)
In a medium sized saucepan stir together the chocolate or cocoa with half of the milk substitute and the sweetener. Heat over medium heat until the the mixture comes to a low boil and the chocolate or cocoa is dissolved. Stir in the remaining milk substitute and warm through, do not boil. Pour into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream and cinnamon if you wish. This recipe makes 4-6 servings depending on the size of your mugs. Enjoy, this is delicious!