***edit: I tried this the other week. I don't know how much I like it. But I have been drinking a lot of our Hot Chocolate Mix so maybe my standards are impeccably high now***
One of my first hot chocolate memories was from a trip to a certain beautiful local park. We admired the beautiful lights, soaked up the Christmas spirit, and sipped on some very hot chocolate.
..from a styrofoam cup, that tasted a little closer to cocoa powder in water with a swirl of corn syrup. Hey- back then, I was not picky, but I do remember the taste, texture, and very slight disappointment in that singular aspect of the evening #firstworldproblems
I also remember a dialogue in The Santa Claus, where an adorable, 2000 year old (thereabouts) elf explained how she made her amazing hot chocolate. Shaken, not stirred.
The cocoa syrup hot water must’ve been stirred.
This recipe, though, takes things to another level. Give it a go- I think it is elf approved.
PS- check out a nice video of this for you to enjoy!
- 5T cocoa powder25 g
- 4T coconut sugar48 g
- 1/2T arrowroot powder
- 1/16t vanilla
- 1drop peppermint essential oil
- 10g Zimt Baking Chocolate
- 1/4t maca powder
- 1 1/4C water
If you have a high speed blender, add all ingredients to it and blend until hot and smooth and frothy! Pour into two little mugs and enjoy by the fireside.
If you do not have a high speed blender, that is OK! Just put all powder ingredients into a sauce pan, heat on low, and whisk until smooth. Slowly add water, whisking while you do, so as to avoid lumps. Heat on low, stirring often to avoid burning. Add your chocolate and mix through until melted. For a frothy hot chocolate, shake this mixture in a jar (with a lid on it!). Enjoy!