Delight yourself and loved ones with this easy, healthy and quick hot cocoa recipe
This post is like buying a winter coat in April. There may be a day or two you can use it. But, most days, you gotta store it until next winter. Without further ado, here’s homemade hot cocoa.
Cocoa packets: Never again
I used to make hot cocoa like most people. Hot water plus packet of cocoa powder.
If not for the HFCS-laden marshmallows, it would have tasted like muddy water.
Ever look at the ingredients in hot cocoa packets?
Sugar, chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
I used cow’s milk in my first attempt at homemade hot cocoa. It was frothier. But so were the gasses in my stomach.
In attempt at avoiding the microwave, I tried a pot and wood spoon. Wow, that got messy fast. It was impossible to stop a boil-over mess. And pouring from the pot? Forget about it!
Rich, frothy, flawless
Finally, I changed the recipe and changed the method. I used all-natural ingredients (plus one surprising one). And, I heated it in a high-speed blender.
- Tastes incredible.
- No mess or fuss (just the blender).
- Looks as beautiful as the Swiss Alps.
No joke, this was the best damn hot cocoa I’ve ever had.
Homemade hot cocoa in a Vitamix.
- almond milk - 2 CUPS
- cocoa powder - 1.5 Tbsp
- stevia - 1 or 2 packets
- salt - a pinch (yup, makes it incredible)
- raspberries - 1/4 CUP (frozen is okay!)
- vanilla extract - 1/2 t (optional)
- Add ingredients to your blender.
- Run the soup program (if you have programs)
- Start blending on low. Increase speed to high for 3 minutes (no programs)
- Be warm and happy.
Useful tips for Raspberry Hot Cocoa
If you don’t have any raspberries, make it like we did at summer camp.
We used a raspberry tea bag.
Certainly raspberries (fresh or frozen) are best if you can. But in a pinch? Oh yeah. Delicious.
Just don’t put the tea bag in your Vitamix!
Any high-speed blender will do. This is my Vitamix Pro 750
Warning: Contents are very hot. Watch your face for the steam!
Something about a tall white mug makes hot cocoa taste better. That, and enjoying it under a warm blanket.
The Vitamix S30 I was testing successfully made this drink piping hot.
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