This time of year, many are looking for treats made from real, whole foods. Thus, I give you our homemade hot chocolate.
This winter, A.'s been making this just about every day. There's no turning down the steaming cups she hands out!
She uses the scant amount of honey because our Jersey milk is already sweet. I have her add the coffee sub to make the chocolate pop. (You've probably seen it in my chocolate sourdough cake and the chocolate mousse cake.)
Real Food Hot Cocoa
- 6 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- scant 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- *1/4 cup instant coffee substitute (Dandy Blend, Caffix, Pero, Roma, etc.) — optional
Whisk all together over medium heat. Stir continuously until warmed to desired temperature. Top with whipped cream or a dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy!
I hope you're having a blessed week. 🙂
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