Healthier Hot Chocolate

With the cooler nights lately, I found myself craving a hot chocolate. But I know what’s in the hot chocolate mixes and they give me a tummy ache. So what did I do? Got online & found this recipe for homemade hot chocolate. And it was fabulous! Hope you like it.

Learn how to make a decadent & healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade you’ll never want to use the store mixes again.
INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons of organic raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons of sweetener (like honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, vanilla infused
sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar, etc.)
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2-3 pinches of cayenne pepper
1 pinch of sea salt
1 cup + 1/4 cup full-fat milk (dairy or dairy-free like homemade coconut milk and
homemade almond milk)
Homemade whipped cream or homemade marshmallows (for topping – optional)
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Measure the cacao powder, preferred sweetener, cinnamon powder, sea salt, and cayenne
pepper into a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and slowly pour 1/4 cup of the milk
into the spices, stirring constantly until the sweetener has dissolved and all the spices are
mixed together, making sure to press out any lumps with the back of your spoon.
2. When the mixture is smooth, stir in the rest of the milk and heat the cocoa until it’s warm
enough to drink (don’t let it boil over). Pour into your favorite mug and drink right away, or
dollop some whipped cream or sliced marshmallows on top sprinkled with extra cinnamon
and cayenne. Enjoy!
Sourced from: http://www.therisingspoon.com/2012/12/how-to-make-hot-cocoa-with-cacao-powder.html
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