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    I make hot cocoa ... Just using water (like you do tea) with a dash of milk. I do add a bit of sugar as I like it sweet but my mum drinks it without though it's a tiny bit bitter. I use a teaspoon of cocoa.

    I like it as alternative to other hot drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    I make my own milo which is gluten free and no nasty preservatives/additives. It's rice malt syrup made into a hard toffee and then blended with raw cacao powder. Rice malt syrup is made from 100% organic brown rice. It is made through culturing rice with enzymes to breakdown the starches and then cooking until it becomes syrup. The final product contains soluble complex carbohydrates, maltose and a small amount of glucose. RMS is 100% fructose free.
    It milo tastes so good I eat it straight out of the jar
    I was going to suggest cacao too. You could also use stevia or coconut sugar.

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    Yeah I do pure cacao powder in hot milk and add a natural sweetener like Stevia drops, coconut sugar or xylitol. Tastes yum! Ds likes it too. I tell him it's Milo

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    Looks like there may be a few options. Does cacao with mainly hot water work with some milk?

    Another question - what is the better to use - stevia or fruit sugar if I use a little to sweeten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Looks like there may be a few options. Does cacao with mainly hot water work with some milk?

    Another question - what is the better to use - stevia or fruit sugar if I use a little to sweeten?
    Cacao is very bitter so I'd say you would need some sort of sweetener. I think either would work fine. Or something like a little pure maple syrup/rice malt syrup. You could play around with a few and find out what you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Looks like there may be a few options. Does cacao with mainly hot water work with some milk?

    Another question - what is the better to use - stevia or fruit sugar if I use a little to sweeten?
    I often have it with half milk, half water. I don't find it bitter, but I'm a big fan of dark chocolate! And I'm lactose intolerant so I use lactose free milk which is sweeter than normal milk.

    I would use stevia to sweeten

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    Interesting thread topic. Plain cocoa (.5 tablespoon) and sugar (2teaspoons) with half hot water and half a cup of whole milk is only 121 calories which is pretty light especially compared to something like milo.

    You could get it even lower in calories by using low fat milk or a low sugar soy if that's your thing. Oat milk is pretty nice with cocoa too.

    Stevia is also good and I find has a weird effect on me where if I drink something well sweetened with stevia it actually puts me off a sugar craving. No idea why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Looks like there may be a few options. Does cacao with mainly hot water work with some milk?

    Another question - what is the better to use - stevia or fruit sugar if I use a little to sweeten?
    I have 2 teaspoons of cacao with 3/4 boiling water, 1/4 milk and use stevia to sweeten. Delicious.

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    Natvia hot choc! It's made with stevia and 4 calories if you make it with just water. Even my kids love it and guzzle it (I make theirs with Milk in the cappachino frother)

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    Would honey be all right to sweeten with the cacao powder does anyone know? Asking for me - I know it's too high in sugar but wondering if it would taste good. There are some great health benefits to honey despite the sugar.


 

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