Instant Cocoa Mix

Makes 8 servings.


2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
½ cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
10 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 tablespoon Equal® for Recipes
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


1. For cocoa mix, stir together milk powder, nondairy creamer, cocoa powder, Equal® and, if desired, cinnamon. Cover and store in an airtight container.
2. For each serving, in a heat-proof mug add ¾ cup boiling water to ⅓ cup cocoa mix; stir to dissolve.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories: 104
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 3mg
Sodium: 93mg

Food Exchanges:1 Milk

Mocha Cocoa Mix


1. For a delicious mocha-flavored variation of Instant Cocoa Mix, prepare as directed, except decrease the cocoa powder to ⅓ cup and add ¾ cup instant coffee crystals.

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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