Thursday, December 16, 2010

Real Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

 
 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

You'll need:
-Good quality chocolate  (you can use carob or a soy free chocolate, the darker the better which means less sugar.)
-Whole Grassfed Milk
Optional:  
-Coconut Milk
-Coconut Oil

Supplies: 
-A double boiler or stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of water.
-A whisk
-Your favorite mug.

Directions:

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

You'll Need:
-Cream
-Maple Syrup
-Vanilla, alcohol free
-Cinnamon

Directions:
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?
-Nourishing Creations-

This post is linked to . Simple Lives Thursday and  Monday Mania Carnival

4 comments:

k said...

Oh my, this looks like the ticket. Hot chocolate tonight! By the way, have you successfully found any good chocolate that does NOT have soy lecithin in it? I am on the hunt for that right now.

Elizabeth said...

Yes! there is a brand from whole foods that is soy and dairy free. let me good look at the brand....It's Enjoy Life brand.

so...enjoy!

Wendy said...

Must.wipe.drool.from.mouth. That sounds divine!

Found you at HHE carnival. Would love to have you stop by my blog and you can join my Tip Day Thursday carnival too if you'd like.

Wendy
Around My Family Table

Elizabeth said...

Wendy- love your comment! I've been *craving* more of this hot chocolate ever since I made it!!

I will stop by on Thursday, I've been thinking a lot about kitchen tips lately!

Thanks!

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