Simple Homemade Hot Chocolate

in Vegetarian, Yummy Eats

I live in Canada. It gets cold in parts of Canada. This happens every year and yet….I never get used to it. And on super cold days there’s nothing quite like a gorgeous cup of hot chocolate.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

The issue however is the standard ingredients you’d find in the average prepackaged powder junk.

What are these typical ingredients you ask? Well here’s the list for one very mainstream brand;

DAIRY PRODUCT SOLIDS (FROM MILK), SKIM MILK, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CELLULOSE GUM, SALT, LACTOSE, AND LESS THAN 2% OF ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SUCRALOSE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM.

I can barely even pronounce most of those….why the heck would I drink it?

So what’s the solution? Make your own of course.

And let’s be honest, there’s snowmen and snuggles by the fire to be had. I want something simple and fast- I’ll assume you do as well.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This, my friends, is as simple as it can get.

  • 1 1/2 cups almond or hazelnut milk {homemade is always best}
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 1 tablespoon honey {aim for the purest form you can find that doesn’t come in a container in the shape of a bear}
  • Splash pure vanilla extract or 1/2 scraped vanilla bean
  1. Mix all ingredients in your blender
  2. Choose to drink as is or heat on the stove, bringing to a gentle boil
  3. Top with shaved raw chocolate, coconut, cinnamon….

You may also choose to add peppermint extract or even a little Irish Cream <- i’m not here to judge ;)

Homemade Hot Chocolate

 

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