Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

I don’t know about you, but I try to save up all my calories and don’t like to waste them on silly things, like my morning coffee, ices tea, hot chocolate..etc. I find sugary drinks to be a complete waste of calories. I have been using artificial sweeteners for years in mainly my drinks, until recently. I switched to Pure Via® some time ago, so I am super excited to be working with them now. Pure Via® is an all-natural, non-GMO, ZERO-calorie sweetener that can replace sugar in many of your recipes.  I use it in my coffee every morning. There are about 32 calories in 2 teaspoons of sugar. If I have 2 cups of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar each, that is 64 calories! I would much rather eat my calories than drink them!!! Pure Via® has several varieties. Shown here are the packets, Stevia Liquid and Vanilla Liquid. Pure Via

They also have blends. The packet blends have Turbinado and Stevia.
They also sell a resealable bag with Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia Blend…perfect for baking!

Pure Via only contains natural sweeteners. The pure Reb A from the stevia plant that sweetens Pure Via starts with stevia leaves, which are first milled and then steeped in water using a brewing method that is similar to brewing tea. The resulting stevia extract is then further purified to separate the Reb A through a proprietary technology used by PureCircle.

Finally, Reb A, the sweetest part of the leaf, is extracted, purified and then combined with other natural ingredients to make Pure Via.

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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 2
 
Cinnamon Hot chocolate sweetened with Pure Via®.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups 1% low fat milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 packets Pure Via sweetener
  • TOPPING
  • ¼ cup frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
  • Ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. For Hot Cocoa, pour milk into a 4-cup (1L) glass measure. Add cinnamon sticks. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until milk is warm. Stir in cocoa and Pure Via until blended. Heat in microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
  2. Divide cocoa mixture evenly between 2 large mugs. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping. Sprinkle each with ground cinnamon and serve.
  3. TIP: For a more intense cinnamon flavor, leave cinnamon sticks in hot milk longer.
Notes
Recipe Courtesy Pure Via.
Photos- The Hungry Housewife

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*This post is sponsored by Pure Via®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. 1

    I have been wanting to switch from Splenda. Gad to know there is a more natural alternative.

  2. 2

    Gimme that amazing hot chocolate!!! Mmmm!!

  3. 3

    Wow, this sounds like a great option. It’s cooler now and I want a full cup of this!

  4. 4

    I feel the same way about wasting calories on sugary drinks, etc. I love this idea for hot chocolate! I always have Pure Via in my pantry 🙂 It’s great stuff!

  5. 6

    Id take a big mug of that. I love shaving of some calories with the Pure Via.