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

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fat
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


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.

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Fabulous Hot Cocoa
Sugarfreak says:

I have never heard of hot cocoa being made out of just water. I tried it and it is really delicious.

Feb. 03, 2018, 11:28 AM
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Fitteryj says:

Thank you! I have been craving chocolate since I had a kidney injury and ended up on dialysis in September. This is a game changer for me!

Jan. 07, 2018, 4:51 PM
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CharlieAnn says:

This is really good. I add the 3 tablespoons of cool whip frozen. That way I can measure it better and stirs in really nice.

Oct. 30, 2017, 11:12 AM
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patlongway says:

Can u use dry coffee creamer in the cocoa mix? Dietitian comment: We do not recommend it because of the phosphate additives in nondairy creamers.

Apr. 18, 2017, 7:20 PM
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Dec. 29, 2016, 10:21 PM
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bdwinner36 says:

Can you use vanilla Nepro instead of water? Plus you could use less sugar or no sugar. Dietitian comment: Yes but the nutrients will be different.

Dec. 20, 2016, 12:10 AM
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This was very bland with the water. Can you use rice or almond milk instead of water? Dietitian comment: Yes you can substitute. Be sure the rice or almond milk does not contain phosphate additives. If high calcium is a concern be aware some almond milks are very high in calcium.

Jan. 08, 2015, 12:51 PM
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MommyBear says:

I hate to buy whipped topping for a recipe I won't make very frequently. I always have rice milk at home. Can this be made with half cup of rice milk and half cup of water or with one cup of rice milk and only water to make paste with cocoa? Dietitian comment: Yes as long as the rice milk does not contain phosphate additives it is a kidney-friendly substitution. A spoonful or marshmallow cream or a large marshmallow is a nice substitute for whipped topping.

Jan. 03, 2015, 8:29 AM
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weezerpoo says:

If I use Splenda instead of sugar what will the potassium, phosphorous and sodium be? Dietitian comment: No change as 2 teaspoons of both sugar and Splenda have zero sodium and phosphorus. Splenda has .04 mg potassium ans sugar has zero mg.

Jan. 03, 2015, 12:26 AM
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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
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Patsyb says:

This one is a keeper. Super great thanks

Dec. 23, 2009, 7:57 AM

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