Weight Watchers Friendly Coconut Hot Cocoa to Celebrate National Cocoa Day
Posted Dec 13 2012 9:39am
Weight Watchers Friendly Coconut Hot Cocoa in Celebration of National Cocoa Day – 12/12
This week’s Weight Watcher’s Weekly included a link to this recipe for coconut hot cocoa to celebrate National Cocoa day (which they reported as 12/13, but turns out to be 12/12) that immediately got my attention. I’m a huge fan of both hot cocoa and coconut, but had never thought to combine the flavors.
So in honor of National Cocoa Day, I decided to treat myself to a cup. I ended up making several changes to the original recipe. I decreased the proportions to make only 1 serving instead of 4. And I used my favorite coconut milk beverage instead of a combination of skim milk and canned light coconut milk. To kick up the coconut flavor a bit, I added a little coconut extract. And I topped it with a little light whipped topping and a sprinkle of coconut, since it was a celebration, after all.
If you’re looking for more Weight Watchers friendly hot cocoa recipes, I’ve included a few links at the end of the post.
Weight Watchers Friendly Hot Cocoa to Celebrate National Cocoa Day
A lighter healthier coconut flavored hot cocoa
Author: Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Beverage
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup coconut milk beverage
⅛ teaspoon coconut extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons light whipped topping (I used Reddiwip)
Sprinkle of coconut (optional)
In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, water, cocoa and salt. Whisk in the coconut milk beverage and heat on medium, whisking often, until steaming and slightly bubbly around the edges.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the coconut and vanilla extracts.
Pour into a mug and top with 2 tablespoons light whipped topping and sprinkle of coconut if desired.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 5.1 g fat, 28.9 g carb, 2.4 g carbs, 1 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus