Reduced Sugar Hot Cocoa

I can't think of anything that is more comforting this time of year than a warm mug of hot cocoa. I love sitting around the fireplace with my kids, playing games, chatting, and enjoying the cool weather. I'm always looking for ways to make the foods I serve my family better, so I've teamed up with Truvia sweetener to bring you this Reduced Sugar Hot Cocoa. Watch the video above to see just how easy it is to make this favorite winter treat! Then snuggle up with your family and enjoy the holiday season together.

Reduced Sugar Hot Cocoa from weelicious.com

Reduced Sugar Hot Cocoa from weelicious.com

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Reduced Sugar Hot Cocoa

Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 1⁄4 teaspoons Truvía® Natural Sweetener Spoonable (6 packets Truvía® Natural Sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 star anise
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, optional garnish

Preparation

1. In a small pot, combine the Truvía® Natural Sweetener, cocoa powder, cinnamon, star anise, salt, and cayenne.
2. Cut the vanilla bean in half-length wise, scrape the black seeds out of the pod using the back of a knife, and add it into the pot.
3. Whisk in the milk. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Whisk frequently so that nothing settles to the bottom of the pot and burns. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove the pot from the heat.
4. Add in the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted.
5. Pour the hot chocolate into the mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.
Note: This hot chocolate can also be made several days in advance, refrigerated, and reheated before serving.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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1 comments

  • 4APK

    Great explanation of what makes your hot cocoa healthier. Definitely could not get much easier. Pinned to my Healthier Holidays board.

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