Diabetic Cooking

Hot Cocoa

Preparation time: 5 minutes (includes heating time).


  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Gradually add hot water and boil over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add skim milk and heat thoroughly, stirring frequently. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve hot.

Yield: about 3 3/4 cups.

Serving size: 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 116 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 136 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 1/2 skim milk. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.