We recently had a couple of chilly days here in Michigan so it has me thinking about all kinds of cold weather food.
I recently made Chicken Chili and I will be making it a lot more in the Fall. It’s an easy recipe and only 1 Freestyle point.
Today I had a craving for some chocolate. Luckily I don’t keep many sweet treats in the house so I had to make something to satisfy that craving.
Even though it is warm out today I decided to try and make hot chocolate. It turned out SO GOOD!!
Hot chocolate reminds me of being a kid. Many times I would have it as a treat after dinner.
However, my fondest memory of hot chocolate is filling up a thermos with it and going sledding.
I’m not sure if I enjoyed the sledding or the hot chocolate more.
This hot chocolate recipe is perfect for sledding, or to just warm you up on the chilly nights that are right around the corner.
I lightened up this hot chocolate by using skim milk. I used 3/4 cup which equaled 2 Freestyle points.
I’m not of fan of using water for homemade hot chocolate, but if you wanted to use water instead that would make this recipe 0 points.
Besides the skim milk I used unsweetened cocoa powder, artificial sweetener and vanilla extract. These ingredients are 0 points.
If you want to add marshmallows you will have to add the points. I did not want to add extra points to mine so I added a little bit of fat-free Reddi Wip.
The picture I took shows marshmallows and sugar-free Hershey’s bars. I didn’t use either of those for the hot chocolate. I just used them to add a little something to the picture. 🙂
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!
Yield: 1 Serving (2 points for blue, green and purple)
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated Splenda
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small saucepan add the unsweetened cocoa powder and Splenda.
Add 1/4 cup of the milk and whisk together over low heat.
Slowly add the rest of the milk and vanilla extract while continuing to whisk.
Pour into a mug and garnish, if desired.