As soon as the temperatures drop, I go from iced beverages to hot coffees and tea. I’ve always been a fan of hot chocolate but have steered clear of it because of the amount of sugar in most of the powders and syrups.
I started playing around with a few ingredients and figured out that a 2:1 ratio of cacao powder to sugar was the best combo. I used Swerve sweetener but feel free to use stevia equivalent or even coconut sugar (this would change the nutritional info below).
You can store this mixture in an air tight container in your cupboard for months.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder (I used Navitas Cacao Powder)
- 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (I used Swerve Sweetener)
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- Whisk together all the ingredients to remove lumps.
- To make hot chocolate, add 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and 1 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk to a small pot.
- Heat on the stove, whisking to incorporate the powder.
- Remove from heat BEFORE it reaches a boil.
- Transfer to a mug and enjoy!
- 62 Calories, 5g Carbs, 2.5g Fibre, 2.5g Net Carbs, 3g Fat, 2.5g Protein, 0g Sugar
- Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
When the temperature drops, cozy up with a delicious mug of #lowsugar hot chocolate! Click To TweetHot chocolate would not be complete without marshmallows! Stay tuned for my low-sugar marshmallow recipe next week 🙂And yes, they melt…