Are chocolate cravings getting the best of you? This easy at-home recipe for my Paleo hot chocolate may be just what you need.
Tonight I had a craving for chocolate. I really love chocolate, so this is nothing new. I considered making a special trip to the grocery store just for chocolate. Trying to talk myself out of it, I began looking through my cabinets. Aha! Cocoa powder!
What could I make with cocoa powder?
Hot chocolate came to mind, so I began my experiment. After playing around with alot of different methods, I decided that this one is the best! I like mine very rich, so you might want to start with 1/2 the cocoa, and add more if you desire it.
Obviously, this kind of treat should not be an every-single-night experience, but it was just what I needed tonight!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Paleo Hot Chocolate
3 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 C Full-Fat Coconut Milk
1 C Boiling Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 TBS Organic Raw Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
Directions: Add cocoa to boiling water and stir with a fork until completely dissolved (this step is important if you do not want chunky hot chocolate). Add cinnamon and honey to the hot mixture. Finally, stir in the coconut milk and vanilla. If necessary, heat for 30 seconds in the microwave for a steaming mug of chocolatey goodness!
If you like it a little creamier, try adjusting reducing the amount of water and increasing the amount of coconut milk until it gets to the desired creaminess.
I also tried pouring the mixture over a glass full of ice, and it was yummy too!