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Friday, December 10, 2010
Easy Way to Make Low Carb Hot Chocolate
I love me a good steaming cup of chocolate, and with the first snow fall fluttering outside my window, I've got a hankering for hot chocolate.
Except it ain't exactly low carb.
So I've been experimenting.
First with just heavy whipping cream and some dark chocolate melted in.
Which was superlicious.
Except I realized there are a lot of carbs in heavy whipping cream and I was imbibing about 20g, based on my calculations.
Although it was very filling and reduced cravings pretty well, it was still not a Good Thing to indulge in on a regular basis. At least not if I wanted to lose weight.
I searched the internet and found a bunch of busy recipes with more than 3 ingredients and that just seemed like too much work. I wanted a convenience comfort food, not something that had me in the kitchen for a half hour.
So I bought some diet Swiss Miss cocoa mix, which has 4g carbs, and some dark chocolate Lindt truffles which have 5g carbs and mixed the two with a dash of cream for a 10g per cup hot cocoa.
It's fast, it's simple, I don't really have to do any cooking and it tastes good.
1 Swiss Miss Diet Hot Cocoa packet 1 Lindt Extra Dark truffle 6 oz. water (i.e. a little less than 1 cup) 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1. Microwave the water in a mug until it's screaming hot.
2.Drop in the truffle.
3.Dump in the cocoa packet.
4.Stir until the truffle is melted.
5. Add the cream and enjoy.
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