Saturday, 9 February 2013

Heavenly Hot Chocolate


 Winter in Canada Eh?

This has been a considerably warm winter with fairly minimal snow accumulation, until yesterday.

Woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky, warm sun, and a TON of snow. This was the view from the back door, which I was not venturing out in, however Tiamo Was loving it.
 
 

 
With a gorgeous white blanket covering everything and being snowed in for the night last night, it only seemed appropriate to curl up on the couch with a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate. It is very easy to make hot chocolate dairy free and tastes Divine; A chocolate lover's dream. As requested by a certain little man this particular cup had lots of marshmallows bobbing around in it, but you could use as many or little as you like. I like mine with a little whipped coconut cream on top.
 
 
Heavenly Hot Chocolate Recipe:
  • 1/2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup non dairy milk (I use coconut milk)
  • Garnish of choice (marshmallows, choc shavings, candy cane, etc.)
 
 
In a sauce pot, bring sugar, cocoa powder and water to a boil for three minutes, give or take.
Pour in "milk" and heat to desired drinking temp. Do not boil. Pour into a large mug and garnish however you like, and serve. That's it! Super quick, super simple and soooo good. As always feel free to adjust to your specific tastes with more or less sugar or cocoa. This is a simple base to start from. let your creativity flow.
 
Hope you enjoy and don't forget that Hot chocolate always tastes best when accompanied with a good book.


  
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Oh boy that looks good! How do you whip the coconut cream?

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    1. Hi Jan. Thanks! It was great!
      to whip coconut cream, open a can of full fat coconut milk, and leave it in the fridge for several hours or over night. Once cold and seperated, scoop the coconut cream off the top. Then you can just whip like normal cream. If you choose to sweeten it, I would recommend a non liquid sweetner ie:powdered sugar, stevia, etc.

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