Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sugar Free chocolate milk and hot chocolate mix

My brother loves chocolate milk and hot cocoa for breakfast.  Around here I can not buy a sugar free mix for chocolate milk and only reduced sugar hot cocoa mix.  Decided it was time to make my own.  The hot cocoa was simple but the chocolate milk wasn't as convenient.  He usually makes his own chocolate milk which he can do with something like Quik however baking cocoa doesn't mix well with cold unless you first make a slurry with it so had to settle on a syrup.

Chocolate Milk Mix


1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash salt


Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Add water, and mix until smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil. Remove from heat, when this cools add the vanilla.

Well this was great accept for him to measure out 2T and get it mixed up was a challenge so I make up a quart at a time for him and all he has to do is pour it in his glass.  I use 6T for a quart of milk.

Hot Chocolate Mix
makes 2 2/3 cups, enough for eight 3/4-cup 180 ml servings)
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ Cup splenda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Mix together all ingredients. Transfer
to a self-sealing plastic bag.
When ready to use, place 1/3 c. of the mix in a heat-proof mug. Fill w/ boiling water and stir. I use 1/4 cup of mix.

I don't have a price on these but it wasn't important.  The important thing was he can have his chocolate and no sugar.

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