Hot Chocolate Your Way

By on November 22, 2017

This cocoa recipe can be totally customized to what you have at home, what you like best and how sweet you want your cocoa! It is perfect for after a cold winter run or for settling down for a movie any time!

When you make your cocoa with milk, you get all the benefits of milk’s nutrient package – including its ability to refuel your body after exercise! Milk has the ideal balance of carbohydrates and protein, 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate for every 1 gram of protein, for recovery from exercise. Plus, if you are lactose intolerant, you can make this recipe with lactose free milk!

1 cup cow’s milk of your choice – full fat, low fat, lactose-free, etc.
1 tablespoon cocoa – more or less if you prefer
1 tablespoon powdered sugar – more or less if you prefer
Splash of flavor extract of your choice – peppermint, almond, orange, etc.
Sprinkle of seasoning of your choice – cinnamon, ginger, etc.

Chocolate milk of your choice
Flavor extract and seasoning of your choice
In a small saucepan, heat the milk and ingredients over medium heat, whisking to mix everything together and froth the milk a bit while it heats. Once steaming, remove from heat and serve. Be careful not to allow the milk to boil or go over 170 degrees so it doesn’t scald.

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