Low Calorie Hot Chocolate (Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free)




This is a yummy, healthy, homemade hot chocolate. With just 3 ingredients, it can’t get any easier to make. Plus it’s sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo! Each serving has only 60 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients

1 cup Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze (Almond Coconut Blend, 40 calorie/cup) or your favorite, see shopping tips

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa. I like Ghirardelli, Droste or Scharffen Berger), see shopping tips

1½ packages of Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute, add more to taste

 

Instructions

1. Microwave: Add almond milk to a mug. Heat in microwave until very hot. Stir in cocoa and sweetener. Mix  well until cocoa is completely dissolved. If desired, once mixed pour into a blender and whip for 20 seconds. This makes it frothy good like at a coffee house!

2. Stove Top: In a small pot, add all ingredients. Using a whisk, fork or spoon, stir together while heating over medium heat. Continue to mix while heating until cocoa is dissolved.  If desired, once hot, pour into blender and whip for 20 seconds.

Make 1 serving


Shopping Tips

Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze (Almond Coconut Blend) can be found in most supermarkets in the refrigerated section near the milk. I also buy it at Target. It’s so yummy and has only 40 calories per cup! Or use your favorite unsweetened, non dairy drink such as vanilla almond or vanilla coconut milk.

Be sure to buy a good quality, unsweetened cocoa. I like ones like Ghirardelli, Droste or Scharffen Berger. For gluten-free, use brands such as Scharffen Berger or Hershey’s dark. These cocoa’s are usually found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.

 

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints 2
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 2
Weight Watchers Points Plus 2

SKINNY FACTS:1 (12 oz) serving
60 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g prot, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 120mg sod, 1g sugar