Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
If you want to decrease your sugar intake and feel good about it, well this may be just what you need. I put in the desired amount of stevia for me, you may want to add a tad more, BUT, remember it is powerful so only a little pinch at a time for the desired sweetness, too much stevia will give you a bitter aftertaste. Now you will have to get used to not having a sickening sweet cocoa like a lot of mixes make, but you will have just the perfect cup of cocoa with all the sugar! Plus it really is good. If you want to, you can experiment, add a drop of peppermint essential oil, or a peppermint candy to your hot cup of cocoa. Since you are saving lots of sugar, you can splurge there! Sometimes I will put in a chocolate kiss and just let it melt in the hot cocoa! I hope you like it.
- 1 cup skim milk or 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 -3 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon stevia, to taste
- 1 pinch salt (optional)
Treat ideas for the cocoa
- peppermint pattie
- peppermint oil
- Hershey chocolate kiss
- Mix all, heat on stove and serve.
- For treats to pop in the cup, a teaspoon of malted milk powder is really good, as well as Hershey Kiss, peppermint candy, or what ever you like.
Delicious! I made it with original unsweetened almond milk and divine cocoa powder. It was about 100 calories. I used two drops of liquid stevia and about 1/4 tsp cinnamon. YUMMY!
I made a very similar concoction and used Stevia Plus (should be on the shelf right next to stevia in a green labeled bottle or box) and didn't notice the aftertaste like I do with regular stevia.
I did not like this at all. It was too bitter and bland for my taste.