3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet > South Beach Recipes > Miscellaneous - Phase 1

Italian Hot Cocoa

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2004, 02:12 PM   #1
i luv my dog!
 
a broad abroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: GRITS in Germany
Posts: 509

Default Italian Hot Cocoa

Italian Hot Cocoa

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup Splenda
1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ground nutmeg or cinnamon, optional

In a medium, heavy saucepan, stir together the unsweetened cocoa, splenda and cornstarch (or arrowroot.) Thoroughly stir in 1/2 cup of the water and set (heat) over low heat. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup water and the milk. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes. (If using skim milk this may not be as thick, so use less water.)

Stir in the vanilla. If desired, top each serving with ground nutmeg or cinnamon.

Serves/Makes: 2-3 servings

When I made this I didn't have any milk so I used the powdered kind. Also, I halved the recipe and it turned out fine. As a matter of fact, better than fine. Very chocolate-y and yummy!

Last edited by a broad abroad : 08-28-2004 at 03:10 PM.
a broad abroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
momsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3

S/C/G: 200/200/120

Height: 5'3"

Default

Thanks for this, I really crave hot chocolate but with the SBD I thought that I have to go without it forever... I'll try this... Thanks again.

(I'm just on my 4th day of SBD, with this recipe, I know i'll stick with this)
momsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Great recipe, Broad!

Actually, I find this easier to do with the microwave. Here's how I do it:

Set 1 cup of skim milk and 1/2 cup 1% milk in a microwaveable container (I use Pyrex liquid measure cups) and microwave for approximately 2 mins. 45 secs (for a powerful micro) on high. While it's cooking, mix 1 Tablespoon and 2 tsp. of unsweetened cocoa with 3 T of flavored SF syrup (I think Toasted Marshmallow and Kahlua are the best!) or sweetener in a mug until smooth without lumps. When the milk is fully heated, pour it into the mug slowly, stirring the whole time. When blended, you can add a tiny amount of vanilla extract, if you wish. You can also add a pinch of salt with the sweetener. The stirring gives it a frothy top, and the flavoring makes it very exotic and super yummy!
__________________
beachgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

What makes it Italian?
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metabolic Research Center - Take IX!! Hvnlymzic Metabolic Research Center 580 05-15-2009 02:53 PM
Losin' Ladies bgbrwnys101 Support Groups 1378 05-18-2007 11:27 AM
Daily Check-In tiredoffat Support Groups 1062 08-03-2005 07:22 AM
Core Support Board fiftieslady Simply Filling/Core 302 10-04-2004 08:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:07 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2