Updated: Jul 27, 2020
There is nothing more rewarding than coming in from the cold to a cup of creamy chocolaty goodness to sip on and warm you up. To make it even better, your hot cocoa treat has zero artificial sweeteners or no nonsense ingredients like the instant packets we all know too well. I promise, this route is the tastiest.
We have been taking on this quick and easy cocoa recipe as a new tradition in our home this winter. It is such a reward to cozy up by the fire with your hot cocoa in hand after spending some time in the cold outdoors.
I love that my toddler Charlotte feels like she is getting her indulgence of chocolate meanwhile, I am not dealing with Mom guilt from all of the harmful ingredients and added sugars in the store bought recipes.
It really could not be any simpler than this. Give yourself five minutes and grab a few key ingredients. Enjoy this treat.
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
8 oz choice of milk
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
*buy organic whenever possible
Take out a pan and pour in 8 oz of your choice of milk. Slowly warm milk over the stove. Don't allow it to boil. We are huge advocates of raw goat's milk over here. It provides a nutritional overload. Choose whichever milk you fancy.
Measure 1 tablespoon of cocoa to place into your pan and slowly whisk until all the little chunks dissolve.
Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to the pan and continue to whisk until all ingredients are blended together. Sweeten to taste so feel free to add another tablespoon if needed. Honey makes for a great alternative to maple syrup. We are spoiled and get to use our own from the farm but whenever we are out, we go to our friends who can supply us.
Pour the mixture into your favorite mug or...
Add the mixture to a nutribullet or blender and turn it on for only a few seconds. Now add that frothy goodness into your mug of choice.
Add a dash of cinnamon
Tip: try 1/2 coffee & 1/2 hot cocoa for the adult's favorite twist.
Sip and enjoy some good that comes in these winter months.