Instant Cocoa Mix


Classifications: Beverages

Qty Measure Ingredient


2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

1/2 cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

10 packets Equal or 1 tbsp Equal Measure

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

Instructions: For cocoa mix, stir together milk powder, nondairy creamer, cocoa powder, Equal and, if desired, cinnamon. Cover and store in an airtight container.

Makes 2 2/3 cups mix (enough for 8 six-ounce servings).

For each serving, in a heat-proof mug add 3/4 cup boiling water to 1/3 cup cocoa mix; stir to dissolve.

Note: For variation MOCHA MIX--- prepare Cocoa Mix as directed, except decrease the cocoa powder to 1/3 cup and add 1/4 cup instant coffee crystals.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES FOR COCOA MIX: One serving equals 1 milk; also, 104 calories, 93 mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 17 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm protein, 2 gm fat.

DIABETIC EXCHANGES FOR MOCHA MIX: One serving equals 1 milk; also, 93 calories, 85 mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 15 gm carbohydrate, 7 gm protein, 1 gm fat.

Serves: 1

Food Exchanges: