Homemade hot chocolate









Continuing on my path to healthier eating, I discovered a great alternative to the overly sweet pre-packeted hot chocolate mixes.  It takes a bit more effort, but I feel it is worth it.  I follow the recipe, but do not add the dark chocolate garnish.

1 cup lowfat milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Dark chocolate, as a garnish (OPTIONAL)

Heat the milk and the cinnamon stick until just simmering. In a mug, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and water and stir to make a paste. Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk. Pour the milk into the mug and stir to mix well. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Grate a little dark chocolate on top for garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger recipe

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