Dark Hot Chocolate for Diabetics

By Jeanette Terry

Dark chocolate makes this hot chocolate extra special.

Dark Hot Chocolate for Diabetics
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder (like Hershey's)

  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Splenda

  • 2 Tablespoons hot water

  • 1 cup 1% milk

  1. Place the cocoa powder and Splenda into a microwaveable mug.

  2. Add the hot water and stir until smooth. Pour in the milk and stir again.

  3. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. (Do not boil)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
1 cup

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28 replies

fancyfree 2016-01-03 11:38:54 -0600 Report

This is the best hot chocolate I've ever had!! But I am only allowing myself 1 cup a day. Thanks so much for the recipe. Would like to change my rating to 5 stars.

kellycj 2014-11-11 18:55:29 -0600 Report

sounds good, i have been reading posts, what is agava syrup and how does this compare with substitute sugar ?

arethabest 2014-03-23 10:00:28 -0500 Report

I've just started drinking a cocoa smoothie to help combat HPB and IT WORKS!! I'm still crafting my recipe and will post once I get the right combination.

Scorpioleidy 2014-02-06 18:43:07 -0600 Report

Just made this using Truvia (instead of splenda) and Almond milk (instead of 1% milk) - so delicious and simply DIVINE (not to mention much, much lower in carbs than using the 1% milk!).

Anonymous 2013-12-28 01:12:03 -0600 Report

The only difference is I would use Raw agava syrup in place of the splenda as I don't like to be taking a chemical base product because of a liver disease. If you use the agava you would use about 1 tsp for a tablespoon this averages out to about 2/3 cup of agava for every cup of sugar, or substitute sugars. I would then decrease any liquids 1oz for every cup of agava. this is good for recipes like cakes. I also use the raw cocoa powder.

I noticed in the comments that some didn't understand the hot water by adding hot water to the cocoa powder it makes it like a syrup then it is easier to blend with the milk.

SandyW5 2013-12-26 07:43:34 -0600 Report


I love sugar free chocolate powder in my black coffee too, but favour Stevia sweetener in it as I think it is better and safer than Splenda, which is getting a bad reputation among people who know.

Campertim 2013-12-18 20:15:01 -0600 Report

I drink my Coffee Black so once in a while I put a Tablespoon of Hot Chocolate in with a 1/4 cup of Coffee & blend it with a small battery powered whisk, then I fill the cup up the rest of the way with Coffee.

Butterfliesforever 2013-02-24 11:33:26 -0600 Report

I have found a product made my Hood It is called Calorie Countdown Itis a milk beverage and has all the good stuff that milk has without the carb count They manufacture white (4 net carbs per cup)and chocolate milk (8 net carbs/cup) I use it to make hot cocoa, cook with, have it with our cereal and my favorite~ Millkshakes I use the CarbSmart ice cream 6 net carbs/1/2 cup)so when my diabetic husband has a taste for hot dogs and milkshakes he can legally have it :-) I also add a few icecubes to the blender to thicken the shake a bit more In comparision a McDonalds milk shake has 185 carbs My alternative milkshake has 14 ~ only 1 carb serving when counting carbs Unfortunately I have found that some of the great products that Atkins had are beginning to disappear off the shlelves. The manufactureres of these great products that give diabetic and patients with metaboliic syndrome the opportunity to indulge in healthier choices don't advertise enough appropriately to that crowd.
If interested www.hoodcaloriecountdown.com

JBandich 2012-12-27 16:56:26 -0600 Report

I make it with hot water and a splash of heavy whipping cream, much fewer carbs than milk and tastes very rich. Good with a little cinnamon sprinkled on it.

Stephen B.
Stephen B. 2012-01-31 21:26:33 -0600 Report

sounds wonderful…Im going to try it…can't have the splinda tho, makes sugar go up, I will try Honey and tell you how it tastes…Stephen

nm olmstead
nm olmstead 2011-12-04 08:07:29 -0600 Report

Instead of using milk I use almond milk; the 40 calorie; and it only has 2 g of carbs. It is real good too.

KAREN O 2011-12-03 21:55:25 -0600 Report

what insanity about carbs? 1 serving of 1% milk is 13 carbs / 100 calories. That is 1 carb serving. My plan is set for 6 -8 servings a day. I question using the water. A friend introduced me to just adding cocoa to the milk for a great "hot cocoa." Splurge on the european style/ darker stuff. She doesn't add sweetener, I do. que sa ra sa ra

Rebart 2011-12-03 16:47:28 -0600 Report

I make delicious hot chocolate using 1 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder, lots of boiling water, then I add about 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1Tb milk, a packet of splenda and some cinnamon. It's rich, dark, and it has so few carbs I don't count it! The only problem with the cocoa is it doesn't dissolve completely in water so you have to keep stirring it. It's well worth the effort!

Degibu 2011-12-01 08:05:22 -0600 Report

Sounds wonderful, but as other state I don't understand the people that post recipes on this site that are insane in carbs! Don't they realize how wrong that is? They're probably those diabetics that don't have a clue what they can or cannot eat.

Zoitsa 2011-11-30 23:22:52 -0600 Report

Yes, spirit7, almond milk is the solution, but i go one better- unsweetened chocolate almond milk! And I use real sugar, but just a little, maybe up to a teaspoon- plenty sweet. And more than a dash of cinnamon- aren't we supposed to be consuming a half teaspoon for diabetes? Or was it heart?