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Exotic Hot Chocolate Recipe with Truvía® Natural Sweetener

Hot chocolate gets extra warmth and a little kick with a special blend of spices. Marisa’s recipe has 30% fewer calories* and 75% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes 3 servings.

  • Serving Size: 34 cup (6 fl. oz.)
150 Calories

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener


  • 2 cups 1% milk

  • 5 zero-calorie Truvía® Natural Sweetener Packets***

  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 18 tsp cinnamon

  • 18 tsp cayenne

  • 12 of a vanilla bean

  • 13 cup unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 3 star anise

  • pinch of salt

  • 3 cinnamon sticks (Optional Garnish)

***or 1 Tbsp + 2 14 tsp of zero-calorie Truvía® Natural Sweetener Spoonable


  1. In a small pot, combine the Truvía® Natural Sweetener, cocoa powder, cinnamon, star anise, salt, and cayenne.

  2. Cut the vanilla bean in half length wise, scrape the black seeds out of the pod using the back of a knife, and add it into the pot.

  3. Whisk in the milk. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Whisk frequently so that nothing settles to the bottom of the pot and burns. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove the pot from the heat.

  4. Add in the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted.

  5. Pour the hot chocolate into the mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.

Note: This hot chocolate can also be made several days in advance, refrigerated, and reheated before serving.

*This beverage has 150 calories and 7 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular sugar-sweetened version which has 215 calories and 8 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 150
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 80mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Erythritol** 7g
Protein 8g