Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hungry Girl Hot Cocoa!!

So, this is interesting to find out...

A tall Starbucks Hazelnut Signature Hot Chocolate, packs a WHOPPING 450 calories, 47 grams of sugar and 23 grams of fat!

Check for yourself.

And as someone who thoroughly enjoys hot cocoa, and drinking chocolates, this totally bums me out. I used to make my hot chocolate with hot steamed milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and pure semi sweet chocolate (chips, or bar; shaved). Try it, it's to die for.

But seriously, for those of us on diets or at least trying to watch what we inhale, I have found a solution, and I have brought it to you.

Enter; Hungry Girl's "That's Hazel-NUTS! Cocoa Supreme"

Granted, it's not as delicious as drinking 450 calories, 47 grams of sugar and 23 grams of fat, but if you're craving chocolate, and you need a cocoa fix, it works in a pinch!

Start with
* 1 packet Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Hot Cocoa Mix
* 2 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free Hazelnut creamer (powdered kind will work too)
* 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
* 2 tsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Add hot water and stir allowing everything to melt and become smooth. Boiling works best, but a microwave would do the trick as well. Hungry Girl recommends 1 cup of water, but if you like your cocoa a little more creamy, and thick, I'd say it's closer to 3/4 c.

Top with 4 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-whip (I used the Cool Whip Lite from the banana splits) and sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder. This version should run you about, 114 calories, 8g of sugar, and 5g of fat, and compared to Starbucks, INSANELY guilt-free.


As an extra treat we split 2 100 calorie packs in Oreo Mini Cakesters, and Mini Fudge Stripes.

Both were SUPER YUMMY and made our special treat that much better.

Total dessert calorie watch; 214!

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  1. Andy and I had those cakesters tonight as well. Delish!

  2. I love them! They taste the EXACT same!

  3. Hah, painful. I had a couple salted caramel hot chocolates back around Christmas and they were awesome, but oh, I knew something evil was afoot.
    Barring the iced Tazos, Starbucks is kind of the devil.

  4. Ugh yeah I know! I've been doing the tall skinny hazelnut lattes and feeling *less* guilty.


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