Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
When the weather has that crisp chill to it, I almost instantly crave a hot drink. And while coffee is usually my go-to, when the sun goes down, I’ve often already had my fill of coffee for the day and need something a little more fitting for the nighttime. This Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix is just the thing!
Rather than a store-bought cocoa mix that’s full of artificial ingredients or lots of sugar, I like to make my own mix using Swerve. If you aren’t familiar with Swerve, it’s a zero-calorie, non-glycemic sweetener that replaces sugar cup-for-cup.
What’s even better than warming up with a cup of cocoa made from this deliciously simple mix is doing so while making more batches to give as gifts! Who can resist making several batches of this easy recipe – one for you and your family at home to try and enjoy, and the other to package up and give to friends and coworkers. Jar this up and decorate the jars with ribbon and a cute label. Include instructions for making the cocoa – ¼ cup cocoa mix + ¾ cup hot milk of choice.
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- 2 cups Swerve Confectioners
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla powder*
- 2 teaspoons ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
Whisk all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until fully combined and no lumps.
Store in an airtight container.
To serve, mix ¼ cup mix with ¾ cups hot milk of any kind.
To make your own vanilla powder, simply roast 4 vanilla beans in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until fully dry. Grind into a fine powder in a spice grinder. Use ½ teaspoon powder for every teaspoon of vanilla extract.
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