This homemade hot cocoa is lower in sugar (and carbohydrates) than other recipes. It can be made with soy milk. Try flavoring it with cinnamon for a little change.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
6 oz 1 percent milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract

Instructions:
In a small saucepan, stir together the cocoa powder and the sugar. Add the water and stir well. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a low boil and the sugar dissolves. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Reduce the heat to low and stir until warmed through.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:
156 calories
3 g total fat (2 g sat)
7 mg cholesterol
27 g carbohydrate
8 g protein
4 g fiber
96 mg sodium