Decadent Low-Carb Cocoa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.3
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.2 mg
  • Sodium: 194.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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This has a rich, creamy texture that is unlike any other hot cocoa I've tasted! This has a rich, creamy texture that is unlike any other hot cocoa I've tasted!
Number of Servings: 1


    1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Hershey's Special Dark is, by far, the best for this!)
    2 tbsp. splenda granulated
    1/8 tsp. guar gum (optional)
    8 oz. almond milk, unsweetened
    1 oz. half-and-half
    pinch of salt


Guar gum is found next to the gluten-free baking stuff. It thickens better than any starch I've used, and it gives this cocoa its slightly thickened, rich texture.

For a paleo version, skip the cream, add 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil, and replace the splenda with stevia.


In a small saucepan, whisk together the cocoa, splenda, guar gum, and salt. Add about two tbsp. of water and whisk until smooth.

Turn the burner to medium-high and whisk in the half and half, followed by the almond milk. Stir frequently until the cocoa has reached a bare simmer, and serve.

Serving Size: Serves 1

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BTVMADS.

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