Lately I’ve been thinking I should change the name of my blog to “New Mom in Real Life” because there hasn’t been much on the blog about food in a while! The truth is that while I’m still cooking, everything I make is much more simple than ever, and I rarely have the time or energy to snap photos of everything.
I’m hoping that this will change soon because I do enjoy sharing what we eat around here with you. With this in mind, I wanted to show you one of the most simple every day desserts that I have been enjoying.
At night I often find that I am looking for something to break up the boredom of of the usual ice cream bar or cookie. I also have been trying to watch the caloric intake of my night time treats. And even though the temperatures have been rising outside, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m always in the mood for something warm and comforting (and chocolately).
Almost every night I enjoy a big mug of vanilla almond milk hot cocoa, and lately I’ve been making it even more delicious with a big blob of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. The COOL WHIP actually starts to melt into the cocoa which makes it extra sweet and creamy.
Here are the quick and easy steps to making this simple everyday dessert!
- 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 packets of no calorie sweetener (you can skip this if you want)
- 2-3 heaping tablespoons of dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
- enough COOL WHIP to cover the entire top of the mug
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Pour the almond milk into a mug and add the sweetener
- Microwave for 2 minutes and 25 seconds (yes, I’ve perfected this timing)
(The milk will be nice and foamy on top)
- Take out the milk and in 2 rapidly stir in 2 tablespoons of the cocoa.
(I then add another spoonful on the spoon I use to drink the cocoa because I like to eat the extra melty powder off the spoon later.)
- Top with COOL WHIP (and sprinkle with cinnamon if you want)
(don’t forget to leave chocolate tracks in the COOL WHIP container)
Enjoy with your favorite sidekick
I think you’ll find that this is a really easy dessert that hits the spot and satisfies a chocolate craving without too destroying your calorie budget.
Enjoy and I promise to be back with more easy recipes soon!
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