I love my chocolate.
I've quit eating it in solid form for a little bit, though, to help with my weight loss goals.
Hot chocolate was a decent sub, but still a bit sugary (I use Ghirardelli brand, which has a lot more 'real' chocolate in comparison to something like Swiss Miss, which is mostly sugar with chocolate flavoring, but it still has a lot of 'empty' sugar).
I had also run out of it, and had accidentally picked up a tin of the unsweetened baking cocoa someone had left in with the hot chocolate.
I repeat: I love my chocolate.
So, here's what I came up with.
1 cup nonfat milk
4 tablespoons Ghirardelli unsweetened baking cocoa.
1 packet stevia sweetener.
You can either nuke the milk, or warm it up on the stove top. If you use the microwave, heat on high for two to three minutes, add the chocolate and stevia after you heat it, or you'll get boil over. You'll have to work hard to stir out all the chocolate clumps though, because whatever they add to the cocoa mix to keep it strictly powdery, they don't add to the baking cocoa.
If you use the stove-top (preferred), use medium-high heat, put in the cocoa at the start, and keep stirring as the milk gets warmer (you get less clumps this way). Add the stevia right before the milk would normally boil, stir to blend it in, pour into a cup, and drink.
You can also add cinnamon for an extra taste treat.
For a quick reference:
A cup of
Ghirardelli Mocha Chocolate Mocha has 130 calories, 33 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 2 grams of protein
Ghirardelli Unsweetened baking cocoa has 60 calories, 12 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein
The nonfat milk adds 86 calories, 12 grams of carbs, no fat, and 8 grams of protein.