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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