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Exotic Hot Chocolate with Truvía® Calorie-free Sweetener

Hot chocolate gets extra warmth and a little kick with a special blend of spices. Marisa’s recipe has 30% fewer calories* and 75% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes 3 servings.

Serving size

34 cup (6 fl. oz.)


150 Calories


  • 2 cups (500 mL) 1% milk

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) + 214 tsp (12.5 mL) Truvía® calorie-free sweetener spoonable*

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 18 tsp (.625 mL) cinnamon

  • 18 tsp (.625 mL) cayenne

  • 12 of a vanilla bean

  • 13 cup (75 mL) unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 3 star anise

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3 cinnamon sticks (Optional Garnish)

or 6 packets Truvía® calorie-free sweetener*


  • 1.

    In a small pot, combine the Truvía® calorie-free sweetener, cocoa powder, cinnamon, star anise, salt, and cayenne.

  • 2.

    Cut the vanilla bean in half length wise, scrape the black seeds out of the pod using the back of a knife, and add it into the pot.

  • 3.

    Whisk in the milk. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Whisk frequently so that nothing settles to the bottom of the pot and burns. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove the pot from the heat.

  • 4.

    Add in the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted.

  • 5.

    Pour the hot chocolate into the mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 150
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 80mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary Fibre 4g
Sugars 7g
Erythritol 7g
Protein 8g