Saturday, November 21, 2015

Simple Hot Cocoa Recipe

Baby it's cold outside ...
From here

I like the cold weather. I hate coats, but I like everything else about this season. My kids like one thing about it. Hot cocoa! But, of course, hot cocoa has a lot of things in it my kids can't have such as dairy, gluten (thickener), soy (check those boxes people), and sometimes dyes (because chocolate isn't brown enough for brown hot cocoa you must add dyes for the full effect. 

I have a very simple recipe for an organic version of hot cocoa that is also safe for my kids. Now, this is not a low sugar drink. I mean, it's hot cocoa. But, it's awful tasty and oh so wonderful when it's cold outside. 

  • 2 Tbsp Ah!laska organic cocoa (or your favorite brand of unsweetened organic cocoa)
  • 2 Tbsp organic sugar (or organic stevia to similar taste)
  • 1 Cup organic almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp organic vanilla
  • dash of pink Himalayan sea salt (or salt of choice)
  • Gluten/dairy/soy/dye free marshmallows such as Elyon - optional (you can find these at Whole Foods and stores like it)
  • Bring almond milk to a low boil. Take off heat as soon as it begins to bubble.
  • While the milk is heating, put the cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and salt into a mug.
  • When milk is heated, pour over the dry ingredients in your mug while stirring. 
  • Once completely mixed, add marshmallows if you desire
Mmm, tasty and warm. 


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