Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Mocha

This time of year, I love to sip on a hot cocoa.  It just turned cold here, so it’s especially toasty to drink one at night.  I make mine with skim milk and Ghiradhelli double chocolate powder.  Their serving size is 4 tablespoons, but I think 2 is plenty.  To make it into a mocha, I add one scoop of espresso powder.  To be decadent, top with a swirl of fat free whip cream.  Even fat free whip cream is delicious.


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  1. Anonymous
    December 12, 2012 / 3:33 am

    Looks delicious! I love Ghiradelli chocolates. Question: have you completed the live Fit trainer program? Looking forward to seeing your final results! 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    December 12, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    Is this healthy? There is more and more evidence that sugar is toxic and the Ghiradelli brand uses preservatives and trans fats. Your suggestion to use both fat free milk and fat free whipped cream only intensifies the sugar's effect (with no fat to slow its absorption). Low calorie does NOT equal healthy. I enjoy your blog, but would love to see you begin to reduce your suggestion if using processed foods as a means to obtain "health."

    • December 12, 2012 / 2:27 pm

      It's only lowfat. I consider skim milk healthy. The chocolate powder and whip not so much, but I belive in moderation. How do you suggest making a hot cocoa? I welcome another version.

    • Anonymous
      December 12, 2012 / 3:41 pm

      You may want to try using Navitas Naturals raw cacao powder. I agree with the use of moderation when it comes to sweets, but when not when it comes to the additives contained in most of Ghiradelli's products. Here's a great copycat recipe from another blog I follow: http://foodbabe.com/2012/07/18/organic-homemade-starbucks-frappuccino/

    • December 12, 2012 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you!

  3. December 12, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    I make mine with water instead of milk. Still tastes pretty good!! Plus I never have milk so it is kind of a necessity. haha

  4. December 14, 2012 / 2:14 am

    Mmmmm! Peppermint mochas are my absolute favorite! When I get them at Starbucks I usually try to get a skinny though for less calories.

  5. January 1, 2013 / 12:59 am

    This is actually really good!! I just made one now and am enjoying it while I type!! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe!! =]

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