Nothing says “holidays” more than a hot cup of cocoa. The smell reminds me of home, winter, and childhood. I love hot cocoa, but I can’t stand the sugar-laden process stuff. If I am going to indulge, I want the real thing!
In the past few days, I have craved home and family time, and with it comes my craving for hot cocoa, my comfort Christmas beverage.
I have experimented with a few recipes, trying to marry Martha Stewart and primal living, and I think that no one out there will be dissatisfied with the recipe I came up with!
Makes 2 servings
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup organic maple sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
1/2 pinch salt
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons boiling water
1-3/4 cups raw milk*
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw cream*