Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Photo by Parisa Soraya

When I was younger, I never worried about playing out too long in the snow, as I always knew my mom had a big batch of creamy hot chocolate waiting for me inside every time. My sister and I would say that the sweet drink warmed our insides. Now that the cold weather has hit us (hard), I wanted to recreate the joy of coming back inside for a cup of warmth. No need for an instant pack as this recipe will get a mug of real hot chocolate in your hands in only 6 minutes.

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup milk (any kind: regular, almond, soy, etc.)
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
Cinnamon stick or candy cane (optional, for garnish)


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Directions:
1. In a saucepan, heat milk on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, or until it is warm.


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2. In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, salt and optional coconut oil. Stir thoroughly until you create a paste.


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3. Once milk has heated, stir in the cocoa mixture.


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4. Take off heat, pour into cups, garnish with a cinnamon stick or candy cane and enjoy.


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Thirsty for more? Try spicing up your hot chocolate or adding Nutella.

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