I decided to try making my own Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix one morning when I reached into the cupboard and discovered that I was out of those cute little sugar-free packets of hot chocolate.
I was astounded by how easy it was. Just 3 ingredients: cocoa, sweetener, and powdered cream.
Powdered Cream? Yes! This stuff is my new low carb hero. I'd purchased a jar of it from Amazon to experiment and decided to try it in my Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix Concoction.
Powdered cream is interesting. It doesn't whip up, but is good for a lot of things you could put liquid cream in and the brand I bought tastes good. (See it here.)
Above: Two experimental mugs of Hot Chocolate Mix.
(I'll admit here that I actually bought the powdered cream to make something else wonderful and promise to post it soon!)
You are probably wondering which sweetener I used. I used Splenda for this batch. I actually think any zero calorie, pour-able, cup-for-cup sweetener that would dissolve in hot water will work. You choose.
I did have to stir it just a bit longer than commercial hot chocolate mix. After I stir thoroughly it remains as well suspended in the liquid as any other mix.
I didn't mind the extra stirring though, because I think this luscious stuff tastes so much better than those little packets. I especially like knowing exactly what's in it.
Best of all It has only 3.7 carbs per serving total! (net carbs are 2.5. Crazy low, right?)
I was super shocked when I looked at the back of the empty sugar-free hot chocolate box from the store and discovered it had 11 carbs per packet and no fat to speak of. Arrg. How did I miss that when I bought it?
Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix Nutrient Chart
Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix in the morning is my plan for how I'm getting through the holiday season this year. And yes, I'm putting a little something extra in it: cream. Or butter. Or coconut oil. OH YUM!
Yup, I bulletproof my Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix by adding a little fat. After the holidays are over, I think that drinking this every morning might be a really hard habit to break, though I'm not sure why I would.
It's delicious and I feel good and have energy until lunch. Then I eat as I normally would and just close the kitchen at 8 pm. I've already lost three pounds and I don't feel guilty for the occasional holiday party-cheat. So far it has made my holidays more enjoyable and less stressful. Maybe it well help you too and that's always my hope when I share my recipes with you. -Enjoy! Laura
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Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix
This Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix is just 3.7 total carbs per serving. Super easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Absolutely delicious and great for Bulletproof hot chocolate. #bakingoutsidethebox #lowcarbhotchocolatemix #lowcarbrecipes
- 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Heavy Cream
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbl Baking Cocoa
- 1 Cup Splenda (pourable) Or other cup for cup pourable sweetener
Pour all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir till thoroughly mixed.
Pour into an airtight container.
To serve: in Mug
Add 8 ounces hot water to 3 Tbl. Of Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mix. Stir well and serve.