Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Five Ingredient Hot Chocolate

It started snowing at some point this afternoon, and weather reports show that it will probably continue snowing straight through until about 5 pm tomorrow.  Already, the trees are covered in white, the streets are quiet and empty, and the sidewalks are invisible under a layer of fluff.  This type of weather calls for only one thing:  hot chocolate.  I decided to make a cup for my husband while he was out shoveling, and I was shocked by what I found in our pantry: the powdered mix we have used in previous years contains SEVENTEEN ingredients!  These ingredients include things like corn syrup solids, dipotassium phosphate, artificial flavor... My jaw dropped as I read, since I thought hot chocolate mix needed about two ingredients - chocolate and sugar.  I decided to make my own hot chocolate with as few ingredients as possible.  I got it down to five, and I'm very proud of the result.  It's delicious!  So, do yourself a favor and make a warm mug of tastiness that's actually good for you.



12 oz. milk of your choice (I used organic whole cow's milk) Good for your bones!
2 tbsp. dark chocolate chips - High in antioxidants!
1 tsp. pure Mexican vanilla - More anitioxidants!
Dash or two of sea salt
2 sucanat (can sub another sweetener if needed) - Contains potassium, calcium, and more!

1.  Place/pour all ingredients into a mug; stir.

2.  Microwave for 45 seconds.  Remove and stir WELL, scraping bottom of mug to free melted chocolate.

3. Repeat Step 2 until desired temperature is reached.

4.  Top with Dairy Free Frozen Coconut Milk.  If you prefer, you can stop at Step 5 in the recipe and you'll have delicious Coconut Milk Whipped "Cream," which tastes wonderful on hot chocolate.

Gather Ingredients.

Place ingredients in mug, stir, heat, stir, heat, stir....

Top with Coconut Milk Ice Cream or Whipped Cream.

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