Fabulous Hot Cocoa


Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream


  1. Heat one cup of water.
  2. While water heats, mix cocoa powder and sugar 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 whipped cream.

Helpful hints

  • A small amount of chocolate may be safely incorporated into a kidney diet.Consider daily intake, portion size, and your lab values for potassium and phosphorus.
  • Use your favorite sweetener product such as Splenda® granular sweetener or stevia sweetener instead of sugar if desired to reduce calories to 60 and carbohydrate to 7 grams.
  • Add whey protein powder if you need a high protein diet.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 72

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 13 g

Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 10 mg

Potassium 100 mg

Phosphorus 49 mg

Calcium 26 mg

Fiber 1.8 g

Added Sugar 8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fat
  • 1/2 high calorie

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