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Hazelnut Hot Cocoa diabetes friendly recipe

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Meets nutrition guidance set by the American Diabetes Association®

This heavenly hazelnut hot cocoa serves as both a warm-up during cold weather and as a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! The rich and creamy hazelnut flavor comes from Splenda® Hazelnut Coffee Creamer. Each serving of this calcium- and vitamin D-rich beverage contains 6 grams of protein and no added sugars.

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Makes 4 (10-ounce) drinks Calories 100 Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Made with Splenda® Coffee Creamer


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and Splenda Coffee Creamer.
  2. Whisk in cocoa and instant coffee (or espresso powder) until smooth, and bring to simmer.
  3. Whisk in water and return to simmer.
  4. Divide mixture among serving mugs and top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder (if desired) and chopped hazelnuts.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 (10-ounce) drink

Calories 100
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 70mg
Total Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 6g