Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa
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This heavenly hazelnut hot cocoa will both warm you during cold weather and 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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  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    10oz Drink
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    10oz Drink
  • Amount per serving Calories 100

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 60mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 8g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 6g
  • Potassium 330mg
  • Phosphorus 190mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fat-free milk, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fat



  • milk (nonfat)
    2 cup
  • Splenda® Coffee Creamer (Hazelnut)
    1/2 cup
  • cocoa powder (Dutch-process)
    1/4 cup
  • instant coffee (or espresso powder)
    1/2 tsp
  • water
    2 1/2 cup
  • hazelnuts (finely chopped, for garnish)
    1 tbsp


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and Splenda Hazelnut 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 and chopped hazelnuts (if desired).