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Recipe: Diabetic Friendly Hot Chocolate

One thing I really like having on a cold evening (like the ones we have been having!) is hot chocolate….which at first, seemed like it would be a huge no-no for me, but I’ve figured out TWO ways of making diabetic friendly hot chocolate….one that can be used as an “instant” with hot water, and one that requires milk. No photos for this entry….I think we all know what a mug of hot chocolate looks like!

Milky Hot Chocolate
3 TBS Cocoa (plain, unsweetened)
3 TBS Splenda or other sweetener (or sugar if you’re a non-diabetic)
Warm milk

Combine cocoa and Splenda together in a small bowl, then measure out a few teaspoons and add to a mug of warm milk…use as much or as little as you need to get it to the consistency you like. I tended to use about 3-4 teaspoons of the mixture for a large Cath Kidston mug. This mix can be made ahead of time and stored until you want it, just use equal amounts of both!

Instant Hot Chocolate
2 TBS Cocoa (plain, unsweetened)
2 TBS Splenda or other sweetener (or sugar if you’re a non-diabetic)
2 TBS Skim Milk Powder (Note this is NOT non-dairy coffee creamer/whitener)
Hot water

Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl, then measure out a few teaspoons to add to a mug of hot water. Use as much or as little as you’d like. Again, I used about 3-4 teaspoons for a large Cath Kidston mug. This mix also can be made ahead of time, again with equal parts of each item.

You also could easily make it a cappucino by adding in some instant coffee, or using instant coffee, cocoa, splenda, and coffee creamer (instead of powdered milk).

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5 Comments so far

  1. Nikki-ann June 10th, 2012 17:13


    My problem is that I can’t have hot chocolate when I’m out & about or staying with friends. I’m lactose-intolerant so have to use hot chocolate powered with now powdered milk in it and Lactofree Milk. I do like to treat myself and add a few minit marshmallows in though!

  2. Molly Moggs June 13th, 2012 8:26

    IMO, chocolate isn’t always all that great with Splenda or other AS. I think it does better with sugar alcohols (they’re diabetic safe, of course) and some prefer stevia/stevia blends with it. I really recommend you experimenting and think you will be pleased with the results.

  3. Rebecca June 23rd, 2012 6:33

    Sorry for it taking so long to approve this comment…it never showed up via email and you should be on the approved list since you’ve commented before. Weird. Anyway, I’d love to experiment with Stevia, I just haven’t gotten the chance to yet.

  4. Alberto Heideman November 3rd, 2012 12:52

    Diabetes still has no permanent cure. You can only manage its symptoms and complications.:

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  5. Rebecca March 20th, 2013 13:55

    I never said it did have a cure!

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