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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Healthier Hot Chocolate

It's colder out these days even here in Northern California so I've had a hankering (<--lol) for hot chocolate. Old timey hot chocolate was pretty rich and sugary but I have discovered a bit of a healthier alternative.

Here is the recipe:

1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 tbsp raw brown sugar (or a teeny drip of Stevia liquid)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
dash of cinnamon

(play with the amounts to suit your own taste)

Now - you could jam this into a cup and microwave it if you are short on time but it is much better if you warm it slowly on the stove. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small saucepan, add a small amount of the almond milk and stir into a paste. Then add the rest of the milk and continue to stir over low heat until hot.

Pour into a mug, add a marshmallow and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and you're done.

Ender loves this hot chocolate, it's lactose & soy free and the cinnamon has some anti-inflammatory properties. If I know my kid we'll be making this more than once over the Thanksgiving weekend, especially if the weather is nice enough to go out and do some outdoor activities.


2 comments:

Nekky said...

You are just right on it. I was going to put this in the discussion forum (asking people their different varieties of making hot chocolate). I like this one and with a dash of cinnamon, it will taste really good. Visiting you from MBC. Thanks for stopping over.

Tracy said...

Hi Nekky - thanks for popping in here. Great minds must think alike ;)

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