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.
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.
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.
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