I made a second attempt at hot cocoa this afternoon. I substituted unrefined coconut sugar for the white sugar in a basic recipe (milk, cocoa, sugar), and it worked great.
It was too sweet! Apparently, 9 days avoiding sugar was enough to adjust my palate.
So there’s hope that the cravings will lessen, and I may make it through the month without buying a slice of chocolate cake from the bakery.
P.S. I had hoped to give you a post about sugar-less chocolate frosting today, but my blender was no match for the dates in the recipe. I shall try again tomorrow. With someone else’s blender!