Monday, November 2, 2015

How To Make Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate.

Over the course of this past weekend, I went searching for a tasty, simple to make hot chocolate recipe. Thankfully, I found one that did the trick. It was easy to make and didn't require many ingredients. Most importantly, it tasted amazing (even with the low-cal ingredients I substituted). You probably have all of the components in your kitchen already. What better way to kick-off November with a wonderful drink to warm your belly? This hot chocolate recipe is for one serving, but you can double or triple it as necessary. Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (I substituted Stevia to cut the calories)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk or any combination of milk, half-and-half, or cream (I used cashew milk as a low-cal alternative)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and a splash of milk in a small or medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Make sure you stir the mixture regularly as to prevent the cocoa from sticking or clumping. Once everything has dissolved together, add in the rest of your milk and the vanilla extract. Turn the heat up to medium and keep whisking the mixture regularly. Once it's nice and hot, pour it into some mugs and enjoy! Remember to top it off with a few marshmallows if you want to sweeten things up a bit.

Ah... the joy of hot beverages in the Fall. I LOVE IT!

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