Homemade Hot Chocolate can be a tasty, warming and nourishing treat! Today we had our first real snowfall of the season, and a bone-chilling 21 degrees! I've been craving some hot chocolate, but didn't know where to turn! So I turned to my kitchen! You can make a satisfying hot cocoa full of filling and nourishing fats to warm your soul after a cold day outside!
Homemade REAL Hot Chocolate
-Good quality chocolate (you can use carob or a soy free chocolate, the darker the better which means less sugar.)
-Whole Grassfed Milk
-A double boiler or stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of water.
-Your favorite mug.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over near boiling water (don't have water touch bottom of pan).Whisk chocolate until fully melted. This is where it's delicious to add in some coconut milk or oil to thin the chocolate out a little.
Then add 2-4 cups of whole grassfed milk. Whisk milk in chocolate until fully combined and milk is HOT. If you are dairy free, feel free to use all coconut milk!
Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream
-Vanilla, alcohol free
Whip cream until fluffy, add a drizzle of maple syrup. Whip. Add vanilla (alcohol free, otherwise the alcohol will deflate the peaks in the cream.) And add cinnamon. Whip again until fluffy and combined.
Pour Hot Chocolate into mugs, feel free to cool it with some cold milk. And add the whipped cream on top!
If you want to skip the cream, you can melt some coconut oil on top! I highly recommend serving with nourishing fats so you don't get a major insulin rush from the chocolate or maple syrup in the cream!
Tip: To keep your whipped cream from sinking into the drink, melt a little coconut oil in your hot chocolate, then top with whipped cream! It will keep the cream floating on top!
I'm all ready for a second serving! Maybe if it snows again tomorrow?