Indulgent Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder
This week's Therapy Thursday is a recipe for an indulgent Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder by The Rising Spoon. The perfect addition to your self care recharging night in!
Ingredients 2 tablespoons of organic raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons of sweetener (like honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, vanilla infused sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar, etc.) 1/4 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon powder 2-3 pinches of cayenne pepper 1 pinch of sea salt 1 cup + 1/4 cup full-fat milk (dairy or dairy-free like homemade coconut milk and homemade almond milk) Homemade whipped cream or homemade marshmallows (for topping - optional)
Method Measure the cacao powder, preferred sweetener, cinnamon powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper into a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and slowly pour 1/4 cup of the milk into the spices, stirring constantly until the sweetener has dissolved and all the spices are mixed together, making sure to press out any lumps with the back of your spoon. When the mixture is smooth, stir in the rest of the milk and heat the cocoa until it's warm enough to drink (don't let it boil over). Pour into your favorite mug and drink right away, or dollop some whipped cream or sliced marshmallows on top sprinkled with extra cinnamon and cayenne. Enjoy!