Good morning, y’all!
I don’t know if you noticed yet or not but it’s gotten pretty chilly in Texas. And I know if it’s chilly here in the Lone Star State, then it’s probably a bit cold where you are as well (unless of course, you live in Hawaii or Southern California or somewhere else warm and tropical and amazing in this world). When it gets cold I love to drink a warm cup of coffee, hot tea or every once in a while I will treat myself to a cup of awesome hot cocoa, made from scratch.
(I’m not a fan of the packets, sorry).
If you’re looking for an awesome hot cocoa recipe (with a dash of peppermint, in honor of the holidays, of course, and just simply loving the chocolate and peppermint combo) then look no further. It’s here.
Awesome Hot Cocoa Recipe
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Natural Cocoa (Unsweetened)
1/4 tsp. Salt
4 Truvia Packets (Stevia)
4 Cups Milk
Dash of Peppermint Extract
Simmer water, Truvia, cocoa powder and salt in a pan over moderate heat, stirring until lumps are dissolved (about 3 minutes). Add milk to ingredients. Stir and bring slowly to simmer (about 5 minutes). To enhance the flavor, stir in a dash of peppermint extract just before serving. This recipe yields five 8 fl. oz. servings.
Y’all, this cocoa recipe is a-mazing. Note: Anthropolgie mug, optional. Do you have a favorite cocoa recipe? If not, I believe you just found yours!
Psst: Using Truvia (stevia) instead of sugar saves you calories and health issues. Sugar is bad; stevia is not. And it’s oh-so-delicious in this cocoa recipe.