Enjoy this decadent hot cocoa recipe and share it with loved ones. Hot Cocoa is one of my personal favorites this time of year and never go a year without it! There's something nurturing and cozy about it on a cold winter night, as the fire is going and I'm under a blanket. I'm all about it and my heart is feels gently supported.
1 cup of almond milk
1 full/heaping tsp. of cacao powder
1/2 - 1 tsp. of raw honey (or sweeten as per your taste)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. of coconut oil
1/8 tsp. of nutmeg
1/8 tsp. of cardamom powder
In a medium saucepan, add the almond milk, nutmeg, coconut oil and cacao powder. Bring it to a low simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes. In a mug, add the cinnamon stick. Pour the mixture into the mug and let it sit for a minute or two before sweetening it with honey.
Alternately, you can make this recipe with organic cow's milk/raw milk and instead of the coconut oil you can add ghee. This recipe isn't recommended for Kapha predominant types as mucus may increase because of the milk. Sometimes adding an equal amount of water to the milk can lighten it up and reduce the heavy qualities of milk. A pinch of ginger powder can be added as well.
ENJOY! (and let me know how it goes)