After mentioning on Facebook the other day that we were enjoying some delicious homemade organic hot chocolate, quite a few of you asked for my recipe. It’s really quite simple to make, and you only need three ingredients:
Over medium heat, warm up about 4-6 cups of organic milk in a sauce pan until it starts to steam (do not boil). Reduce heat and add in about 4 heaping spoons of raw cacao (or 4 T).
I’m not one to measure precisely. The way I figure it, the more chocolate the better! Wisk the raw cacao in the milk until it’s dissolved. Now it’s time to add some sweetness.
Add in about 4 tablespoons of sucanat. If you like your hot chocolate a little less sweet, I recommend slowly adding sucanat until you reach the desired sweetness. Stir until it’s dissolved and then pour into your mugs.
If you are feeling really adventurous, add in a little chili powder and make some organic marshmallows to add to your delicious chocolatey goodness. In all it takes under 10 minutes to make, and you have a healthier version of a winter favorite.
Do you have something you add to your cocoa to make it extra special? I’m always up for trying new recipes!