hot beverages

 

Always a favorite, this version adds extra flavor by adding cinnamon in both the hot cocoa and in the whipped topping.

Servings
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients
HOT COCOA
2 cups (500 mL) 1% low fat milk
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa
3 packets Pure Via sweetener

TOPPING
1/4 cup (50mL) frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
Ground cinnamon

Directions
    For Hot Cocoa, pour milk into a 4-cup (1L) glass measure. Add cinnamon sticks. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until milk is warm. Stir in cocoa and Pure Via until blended. Heat in microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.

    Divide cocoa mixture evenly between 2 large mugs. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping. Sprinkle each with ground cinnamon and serve.

    TIP: For a more intense cinnamon flavor, leave cinnamon sticks in hot milk longer.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
    Calories 137; Protein 9g; Carbohydrates 19g; Fat 4g; Cholesterol 12mg; Sodium 107mg


Exchanges
    Nonfat Milk – 1; Carbohydrate – 1/4


Reduction
    Calorie Reduction: 52%
    Carbohydrate Reduction: 17%