So who else loved those packets of Swiss Miss hot chocolate as a child? I definitely did! Especially the packs with the mini marshmallows. Oh the good old days, before we knew how important it was to read ingredient labels. I was strolling through the grocery store the other day when I passed by the Swiss Miss boxes and was curious what's actually in those powdery packets. Let's just say the ingredient list isn't so sweet. Among the 15+ ingredients are corn syrup, carrageenan, "artificial flavors" (hmmm?), and a several other hard-to-pronouce ingredients. YIKES. Scary! Run!
I'm going to assume that we're probably all on board with a 5-ingredient, antioxidant-rich hot chocolate recipe that also happens to taste rich and decadent! I can't think of anything more festive or delicious to drink while cozying around the fire this week!
3 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
5 tbsp cacao powder
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional topping: Whipped Coconut Cream!
Serves 2 - 3
1. Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan.
2. Heat saucepan on the stove, over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
3. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your preference.
4. Pour into mugs. Serve with whipped coconut cream on top and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
5. Be cozy and happy!
Wishing you all a very Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!