I remember watching The Santa Clause movie when I was younger and always wanted to make homemade hot cocoa like the little elf girl made for Santa (lol)
Hot chocolate, Hot Cocoa, Hot Cacoa, whatever you want to call it, it has always been a favorite to warm up to, especially on those cold winter days/nights.
I used to drink a lot of hot chocolate whether at a local barrista, pre-packaged and made at home, or attempting to be an elf and make hot cocoa just like Santas.
Needless to say, when Making the Switch to Organic, out went the milk and sugar, so I did some research into creating organic homemade hot cocoa as close to something I would buy.
My first mission was to create a chocolate syrup, then find a creamy (healthy) balance, and with basic (simple) ingredients, I share with you a super easy and quick recipe for homemade hot cocoa.
Serves: 1 (or 2 if you feel like being generous)
¼ cup Water
2 tbs Cocoa Powder
2 tbs Cane Sugar
1½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or Unsweetened Soy Milk
(make sure it’s unsweetened, otherwise the sugar will be overkill!)
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- In a small pot, add Water, Cocoa and Sugar. Whisk until ingredients are melted to create chocolate syrup
- Reduce heat to medium, and add milk to chocolate syrup. Continuously whisking to for a nice creamy finish
- Pour into a 16oz mug
- Add Vanilla and mix
If using conventional ingredients, substitute as follows: ▪ Almond Milk // Milk ▪ Cane Sugar // Sugar