I received a sample of Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener to try in a recipe. All thoughts are my own.
I have been trying to eat better since I discovered I gained quite a bit of weight over the summer. So I have been trying to eat healthier and tame my sweet tooth. I can tell you that is a very hard one.
When I received Nectresse, a sugar replacement made from Monk Fruit, I was skeptical. I am not a fan of artificial sugar products. I hate the after taste that they have. I looked over recipes featured on the Nectresse site and decided I would try Cinnamon Hot Chocolate.
I am a hot chocolate nut. I love it. I love it so much, that when I was pregnant, hot chocolate helped me gain 30 lbs even when I was so sick I couldn’t eat anything, but I could still drink hot chocolate. But I am finicky about it. It can not taste funny. That is why I knew this recipe would be the perfect one to try to see how I liked Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener. If there was any kind of funny taste it would jump right out for me.
To make the Cinnamon Hot Chocolate featuring Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener:
1 1/2 cups of hot milk
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
About 1/2 tablespoon of Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener, or 2 packets
1 Tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix everything into the milk until the chocolate is melted.
It makes 2 servings or 1 in a very big Jack Skellington mug.
The recipe is very easy to make and I really like the cinnamon touch. I could taste a slight different taste to it. Not that it was bad just there. I still enjoyed the hot chocolate and it was great that it was less sugar involved.
Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener is from the makers of Splenda. It features Monk Fruit Extract, which is a round, green melon that grows on vines on remote mountaintops in central Asia. The fruit has been cultivated for centuries. The goal was to make a sweetener that tasted like sugar but had no artificial ingredients.
Wow I’ve never heard of Nectresse. I will have to try this soon!
Thanks for sharing your experience, I love chocolates.
Lolli @ Better in Bulk
Cinnamon hot chocolate sounds amazing!
CinnyBBS @Whirlwind of Surprises
Ohh, I love no calorie sweeteners. Will have to try this out.
Sounds like i need to investigate that.. we are a splenda house..
Nectresse, is a better alternative than Splenda and most of the other sweeteners out there.
I need to try this! I’ve tried Stevia and I just didn’t like it.
How did you like the taste?
Not bad. I usually hate the after tastes, but this was not very noticeable
Very cool, I have heard of Monk fruit before. I didn’t know Splenda had made this. Does it include any apartame?
No, no aspartame. I have to avoid it because of migraines
I’ll certainly give this a try. It sounds delicious! 🙂
I have never heard of this product, but it sounds neat. I must check it out 🙂 Thanks for the review 🙂
I have tried this before. I liked it okay too. I am trying to just enjoy things without added sweetners of any kind – tough road right now but I am doing it to the best of my ability!!
I have actually never tried Splenda.. Omg just a out loud thought I love this font!!!.. lol.. but going back to Splenda, I heard it’s much healthier.. Will look into this.. thank you for sharing!
I am a food blogger and I think that I am up to speed on most food trends, although I have yet to hear about this product. i really need to research Monk Fruit extract! Thanks for sharing this!
This is news to me
I never heard of a sugar replacement made from Monk Fruit.
I use Stevia sweetener
This is interesting. An alternative for sugar that is made from Monk Fruit. I think this is good news for me since I’m avoiding sugar due to the fact that I don’t like much sweets. Thanks for sharing these info. also for the recipe.
Like you, I’m not a big artificial sugar person. I just shed 70 pounds, and don’t want to find them somewhere. – Sadly, a lot of people are controlled and dictated by their taste buds. Once we control them, they lose control of our waistline. Scientists make things taste good… flavor scientist in general. Nature has a hard time competing. Especially when flavor scientists know how to appeal to our taste buds. – Do you recal where you got the ‘Jack’ Pumpkin King mug? My son is a huge fan!
My friend gave it to me. She bought it in Disney.
We love hot chocolate in the cool or cold months. IT’s so addicting. My wife actually buys the organic chocolate and makes it herself. I will share your recipe with her, I know she will be very interested!!!!
I try to avoid all artificial sweeteners if possible. Great article!
I had never heard of this product Nectresse until I read your article. Thanks for sharing:) I will have to check it out:)