Low-calorie hot chocolate

Low calorie hot chocolate

Chocolate has long been known for its antioxidant properties and magnesium. This helps fight free radicals, however, one can't say the same for commercial chocolate which is mostly sugar. Using cocoa gives us the myriad benefits this superfood has to offer, in addition to how comforting it is to hold a hot cup of chocolate.

This simple hot chocolate tastes like molten chocolate in a cup. Try this low-calorie version every time you crave chocolate and you'll thank me. Unsweetened cocoa powder helps control the amount of sugar you want to add. You can use any sweetener of your choice. If you just keep boiling this down slowly you get a chocolate sauce. If you want to make the sauce more indulgent, just add a tiny bit of butter at the end.

1 heaped tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 inch square of jaggery (or sweetener of choice)
1 cup water

Mix the cocoa powder into room temperature water
Mix till there are no lumps remaining
Add the jaggery or sweetener and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes
Once it starts to boil down, reduce to about 3/4 cup
Switch off when you think its thick enough
Sprinkle with chocolate powder and serve hot

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