Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 3 servings


NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® and SPLENDA® teamed up to give you this “sensibly delicious” hot chocolate to enjoy on a cold winter day.


  • 2 tablespoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Miniature marshmallows (optional)


COMBINE SPLENDA Sugar Blend for Baking and cocoa in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1/4 cup evaporated milk to make a smooth paste; stir in remaining evaporated milk and water.

WARM over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Top with marshmallows before serving.

2 teaspoons SPLENDA Sugar Blend for Baking and 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Baking Cocoa in large, microwave-safe mug. Stir in 2 tablespoons water to make a smooth paste. Stir in an additional 3 tablespoons of water and 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Fat Free Milk. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave a few seconds longer or until hot. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

NOTE: For 3 serving recipe, 3 cups fat free milk can be substituted for the evaporated milk and water. For the single-serving recipe, 1 cup of fat free milk for the water and evaporated milk.


by D. Dora , Tucson, AZ on Dec. 2008

I love this recipe. I make it now every night now for the next early morning. Here is a little tip: to keep the film from forming on the top put saran wrap directly on top of the cocoa. It really works.


by C. Chrissie , , on Jul. 2007

Since my 9 year old daughter started drinking Hot Cocoa made this way, She no longer likes nor ask for the box mix . This is her favorite drink she says. Its so easy to make and taste so good.

Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

by M. Mary , BANDERA, TX on Feb. 2007

It's a great recipe using Splenda, I was unsure how to omit sugar and still have the fine Nestle' hot cocoa. This is quite delightful

Delicous Hot Cocoa

by A. Anita , VAN BUREN, AR on Jan. 2007

This is real good, I also put 1 tsp cocoa in coffee with diet sugar, taste to your choice. I get tired of same old coffee, so I play with different flavors to put into my coffee, some are good & some well you know? also put a little cinnamon in to too.

Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

by J. Jennifer , WATERTOWN, NY on Dec. 2006

So easy to make, have this just about eveyday right now.

Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

by S. , Lebanon, Missouri on Oct. 2006

Very good. I made this recipe useing the splenda no calorie. It was just as rich and sweet as using sugar. I will definitely make this again.

Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

by E. EDNA , SUMMER SHADE, KY on Feb. 2006

This is so good and hits the spot on those cold snowy days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredient Substitution

by B. Bethany , WICHITA, KS on Feb. 2006

I like using heavy cream or half and half to make my cocoa richer. Sometimes it's a matter of practice, but in this case using half milk and half cream or half and half is much better. It is calorically higher, but well worth it. Just make sure to stir well and not let it boil so you don't end up with the "skin" on the surface. Enjoy!

Sensibly Delicious Hot Cocoa

by R. Robbie , ANCHORAGE, AK on Jan. 2006

I made the verison using Splenda No Calorie sweetener and it turned out as rich as a recipe using sugar. I also add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to each cup.

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by s. susan , BRADFORD, PA on Nov. 2005

Simply delicious hot cocoa! My kids experienced their first snow, as a warm-up I had this hot cocoa waiting for them, they loved it. I had to make some more . A real hit!