You know what is the only saving grace about snow days due to cold weather?
Hot chocolate. A big mug of hot milk with some cocoa and sweetness is just what the doctor ordered apré sledding, shoveling, or looking out a window and thinking “glad I don’t have to go out in that!”
So let’s give three cheers to Lisa of 100 Days of Real Food for the following hot chocolate recipe that has no cootie-filled ingredients but takes less than time than the powdered stuff. Yummy flavor and semi-healthy, woo!
(While this recipe is technically granulated sugar-free, it does include maple syrup, so let’s not kid ourselves… A cup a day is plenty, friends…)
First off, mix equal parts unprocessed cocoa powder with maple syrup in a mug. I usually use around a teaspoon of each.
Stir (and stir and stir and stir!) until the two ingredients form liquid-y goodness. (Sidenote – I think this sauce would be great as a frosting. I might have to try that next!)
I use regular 1% cow’s milk, but almond milk or water might work ok. Most recipes call for 3/4 cup, but I go all the way to one cup. Gotta fill the mug!
Anyway, heat your milk and add to the chocolate mix. Top with a dash of cinnamon and stir to combine.
I originally found this recipe in Lisa’s book, which is a great investment for anyone looking to eat clean. Every little bit helps, right??
Cheers and stay warm!!