This recipe is fantastic! Like several others, I had trouble with the mix clumping when I mixed it with hot water. The solution is to mix the powder with COLD water first and then heat it up after mixing!! This has to do with the pudding mix.
This taste really great. Not weak and bland like some. You can't tell it is sugar free. The pudding helps it to not be watery. I want to try chocolate pudding to see if it makes it even more chocolately! This will become a winter stable in our home.
LOVE this...rich and creamy. The secret is to stir it a lot before and during drinking. Will make an excellent Christmas gift in a pretty jar for my diabetic dad.
Made some at the beginning of the holidays... and almost none left!! That's how good it is!! :) Thanks!
Oh, man! This is wonderful! It's definately hot chocolate weather here in Pittsburgh and figured to make a big batch of the kind my mom used to make when I was a kid. I saw the calories on her recipe, and went looking for a healthier version. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this terrific alternative! I used FF/SF chocolate pudding mix and I did add a bag of mini marshmallows to it. I tripled the recipe and I know it will be gone in a flash! This is rich, creamy, delicious and certainly takes care of my chocolate cravings! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
I followed this recipe to a T! It makes a wonderful cup of cocoa!
I made this mix for some of my family members with diabetes. They will truly enjoy every cup, as it is delicious! It will be put in their Christmas food baskets along with other homemade gift items.
My husband thinks this is the best sugar free hot chocolate mix that we have ever tried
I had hot chocolate packets on my shopping list and I thought that I could probably find something here instead. Boy, am I glad that I found this recipe! I won't buy those little packets of who knows what again. I know what is in this and it tastes yummy. It has to be cheaper than the little packets too. I had everything in my pantry to make it. I used generic French vanilla pudding mix from WalMart. The coming winter will be a little bit warmer around here now. It would make a wonderful Christmas gift to make and package up. Thanks for the recipe.
Thanks Mandabar for posting this Tastes like cocoa which is good, not so much like Carnation Hot Chocolate. I didn't have any fat free pudding so I used regular but I will get some for next time. I only made 1/2 the recipe as I have never made my own mix before and wasn't sure I would like it. I made the first cup last night and white things were floating around and wouldn't disolve, they did after awhile though. So then I sifted all the rest of it and discovered it was the skim milk powder that was "chunky" so sifting got rid of those. I made a cup this morning and took a pic and it turned out really well.Thanks for posting this recipe. UPDATE-- September 25th 2007.I made the full recipe this morning and increased the cocoa to almost 3/4 cup for a richer flavor. Thanks again for posting.