24 April 2009

NOT a Chocolate Lover

But, this cup of hot chocolate just changed my mind. And for a plus, the ingredients are all natural and good for you. Even the whipping cream can't be beat. I have included the recipes under the picture.

5 T. unsweetened cocoa--(but I only used 4 to be on the safe side)
1/2 teas. cinnamon
1/8 teas. ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1/3 C. of honey
1/2 C. hot water
4 C. milk
1 teas. vanilla
Combine the cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and honey in saucepan and mix well. Stir in the hot water. Heat until it just begins to boil. Quickly turn down the heat so the mixture barely simmers for about 30 seconds. Add milk to the saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat for 1-2 minutes just to heat it.
Stir in vanilla. Use a wire wisk to beat the got chocolate until is is frothy. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.
Whipped Cream
1 C. Real Cream
couple T. maple syrup
1 teas. vanilla
Beat the cream until thick and add syrup and vanilla and mix well.


Cinnamon said...

Well the really good thing Tricia is I'm ~not~ a chocolate lover :-) So that's never been a problem for me. And I still cook regular foods cause not everyone has a gluten/dairy problem. So unfortunately I have to cook/bake yummy delcious things that I cannot resist. Guess it's suppose to be building up my self discipline ;-)

Susan said...

Mmmmmm...Yummy! Sounds delicious!
I've never added maple syrup to whipped cream...Thanks for the tip...I'm gonna try that next time!

Juli said...

Looks del-ish! We just got your gift card last night! Thank you so much, we really wish that you hadn't. We will call you tomorrow on ichat. We will also let you know what we got when we get it!

Leah said...

How delicious!

Jeannetta said...

That sounds amazing! I'm going to try this one!
Thanks :)

momoflots said...

Well, there goes my diet!! That just looks too good!!! Chocolate and cinnamon are just made for each other! Have a great week-end

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

can't wait to try this one.... thanks for sharing.

Lindsey and I are adding this into our day, or should I say night. Sounds yummy before bed.