Instant Cocoa Mix

By John Crowley

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

  • 1/2 cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 10 packets Equal® or 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Equal®Measure

  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) ground cinnamon (optional)

  1. Mix together all ingredients. Transfer to a self-sealing plastic bag.

  2. When ready to use, place 1/3 cup (105 g) of the mix in a heat-proof mug. Add 3/4 cup (180 ml) boiling water and stir.

Nutritional Facts

104 calories
8 g protein
7 g carbohydrate
2 g fat


9 replies

rylle 2010-11-03 22:18:42 -0500 Report

I have not tried it yet but I will get the stuff to do so my family drinks a made hot cocoa mix that I make now so I will make this and sub it for the other will let you know how it goes.

Hereamisendme 2010-11-03 21:50:44 -0500 Report

I agree that I'd use Stevia for this, though I don't know how much to use. I generally cannot have chocolate due to caffeine, but I just recently bought raw cocoa powder. I also can't do cow dairy, but have powdered goat milk in the house. Sounds like this is a possibility and I can have cocoa after a long time of not having it! : )

marobins 2010-11-03 13:21:52 -0500 Report

I think for a chocolate fix this would be very good. I would encourage evey one to get away from any sweetner with Aspatame in it. Do your self a favor and read up on it. It is a bad player. It is made from wood alcohol, which in itself is a poison. It has caused many people many bad side effects and as diabetics we have enough problems with out having to deal with that too! I personally use stivia raw which I find in the local food store and is a very healthy sugar substitute.

fighter 2010-08-26 14:29:32 -0500 Report

I am pre-diabetic now and I want to get clearance from the diagnosis so I need to lower my A1c. My blood sugar level is at 81, which I am happy about. Thanks for your help.

mslisa 2010-07-23 14:40:51 -0500 Report

My mother used to make a similiar recipe when I was growing up but w/powder sugar. I was just asking her about it this past winter for my eight year old. Thank you soooo much for the diabectic version for I have been diabetice for the past nine years and my lifestyle has changed quite drasticly since i was a little girl:) I looking forward to having cocoa with my daughter, Grace. And I'm sure she is too.

Lymy 2010-07-01 01:04:17 -0500 Report

Cocoa of any description is not on my favorites list, but I know someone who will make quick work of thid recipe. I will be forwarding this to my daughter. That will be a nice warming relaxing after a Carolina Panthers game.

Happy Barb
Happy Barb 2010-06-09 13:12:36 -0500 Report

Ok…I am camping with my grandchildren on 4th of July. I'm taking this for all of us to have am and maybe for treat later on. I'll report on this when I get back. Thank you sooo much.