The weather outside is frightful and it’s time to cook up a warm beverage. Still on my quest to remove refined sugar from our diets, I whipped up this Honey Sweetened Hot Cocoa. The kids had a few sips of adjustment from Swiss Miss but once they started slurping they realized it was delicious. We usually buy our honey at the farmer’s market during the summer, but use Amazon to get us through the winter.
Honey Sweetened Hot Cocoa
4 T Cocoa Powder
3 T Raw Honey (or more depending on your sweet tooth)
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (try picking up some vanilla beans and make your own vanilla extract)
3 1/2 cups milk (any kind you like)
Heat milk over low heat until hot but not boiling. In a small bowl mix together honey, cocoa powder and vanilla until it forms a smooth paste. It should look like this.
Once milk is warm, whisk in 1/3 cup into small bowl to loosen up the honey cocoa mixture. Then whisk back into pan and cook until heated through. Serve with delicious cinnamon-honey marshmallows.
Amazon has honey in stock and ready to ship!
Looking for a way to make cocoa time super fun with your kids or grandkids? We love using these cappuccino cups with saucers for cocoa. Honestly, anything tiny is a bit hit with kids!
And what about some super cute mugs for the big people? This set of 6 Jumbo-Sized 14 Ounce Colored Ceramic Coffee Mugs are just $14.95!
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