Hot Chocolate

by Sep 26, 2011

Hot chocolate.  A cozy way to get started on a foggy, rain-droppy morning.  As our occasional quart of chocolate milk was a distant memory, I made up a batch the old fashioned way…milk, cocoa powder, and a couple teaspoons of sugar.   “Mommy!  This is really good — like Peet’s coffee!”  (I consider that quite a compliment, even if Blue Bottle has replaced Peet’s in my caffeinated heart.)
Stirring over the warmth of the stove, I got to thinking about sugar.  At 4g/teaspoon, even with a marshmallow, this hot chocolate delivers 1/3 the sugar of store-bought chocolate milk, and tastes even better.
Hot Chocolate
serves 2
12 ounces organic milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (Rapunzel organic was yummy)
2 teaspoons unrefined cane sugar
dash of vanilla
1.  Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk until it comes to a boil.  Top with whipped cream or a marshmallow.

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