Hot Cocoa

Nothin’ beats a seamy mug of hot chocolate after a romp in the snow!

After deciding to look at ingredient disclosures on packages and monitor sugar intake, I couldn’t bring myself to serve up the old classic foil pouches to my family anymore!

So here’s my version of the beloved wintery drink. We love it with an almond milk base, but feel free to sub in your favorite milk!

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this treat is to add strong coffee, a dash of cayenne pepper, and  a few dashes of cinnamon. Yum!

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Instructions

  • 1. Heat milk to scalding (barely to the boil)
  • 2. While milk is heating, add cocoa, sugar, and salt to a mug.
  • 3. Pour hot water over powders and stir.
  • 4. Pour milk over chocolate mixture until well blended.
  • 5. Serve immediately. *Please take care it is not too hot when serving children. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, or a dash of cinnamon, or along side your favorite cookie. Enjoy!