Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  59
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  7 mg
  • Potassium  82 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  12 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Fabulous Hot Cocoa

Expand your culinary repertoire with a new idea for a beverage. DaVita dietitian, Lynn from Maryland, says you can make any moment more enjoyable with her kidney-friendly recipe for Fabulous Hot Cocoa.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Lynn from Maryland.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Hershey’s® natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons Splenda® granular sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 tablespoons Cool Whip® dessert topping


    1. Heat one cup of water.
    2. While water heats, mix cocoa powder and Splenda® in a cup.
    3. Add cold water and mix to form a thin paste.
    4. Add hot water to cup. Stir to dissolve paste.
    5. Top with Cool Whip dessert topping.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 nondairy milk substitute

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use sugar instead of Splenda if desired.
  • Add whey protein powder if you need a high protein snack.

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Fabulous Hot Cocoa

WomanLea says:


I found this just yesterday and I tried it this morning. It was really good, at least it hit my spot. LOL... I had been working on one myself for a little while, but think this is the one. I love the lower phosphates in this recipe. Thank you so much. :)

Aug. 27, 2011, 8:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

Fabulous Hot Cocoa

Patsyb says:


This one is a keeper. Super great thanks

Dec. 23, 2009, 7:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

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