This time of year is my favorite time of year (as cliche as it may be). All of our family birthdays, mine and Daryl's wedding anniversary, and favorite holidays make it extra special. I love how busy the holiday season is and all the joy and kindness that's around during this time of year. Although I rather be cold than hot any day it's always difficult to remember how cold it gets during this time of year. One of my favorite warm beverages is a nice cup of good ol' hot chocolate. I try to stay away from restaurants and fast food chains since those are filled with empty calories and large amounts of sugar. This recipe uses my favorite 0 calorie sweetener, Sweet'N Low along with more natural ingredients to satisfy that sweet tooth and hot chocolate craving (;
Sweet'N Low Guilt-Free Hot Chocolate
(2 eight ounce servings)
2 cups Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk or Fat-Free Milk
6 packets of Sweet'n Low (1/3 cup)
2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Chips (optional for garnishing)
Fat-free Whipped cream (optional for garnishing)
- Combine Cocoa Powder, Sweet'n Low, and Salt in a small bowl.
- In a microwave safe dish, pour milk of your choice, vanilla extract, and cocoa mixture.
- Microwave on high until it reaches your desired temperature.
- Pour into two mugs (or 1 large mug) and garnish with fat-free whipped cream and chocolate chips.