Homemade Hot Chocolate

We drink the most delectable warm beverage in the fall and winter. It is a special treat in our house, meaning we don't make it that often because it is a little pricey to make, but it is so tasty! It blows those little instant hot chocolate packets out of the water and we will never go back.

Everyone in the family approves. Just look at that chocolate mustache and goatee! This is a picture of him "savoring" his drink last night.

I found the recipe in my favorite crunchy, all-natural cookbook: Nourishing Traditions. It has fabulous recipes in there, but don't be surprised if you don't recognize all of the ingredients on the pages. She pulls from a wide variety of foods we quickly disregard in our SAD (Standard American Diet) meals, but are found in the animals and plants we already consume here. The book also has a lot of nutritional and dietary information in the front of the book that is educational to teach yourself about proper nutrition. Example: butter is actually good for you! And so is cholesterol, when used from the right sources and in moderation. Anyway! If you are interested in learning more about eating in a way that is better for you, check it out.

Here is the recipe:

Milk Warmer

1 and 1/2 cups milk
2 tbs carob powder
3 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract

-Heat all ingredients gently over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes warm. 
Do not over heat! 

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1 comment:

sa4grace said...

I can honestly say I never realized chocolate extract existed. Learn something new every day!