This afternoon we sat on the porch and talked future farm additions while our son played fetch with Cyd. Nothing like golden leaves, crisp weather, train whistles and a sprinkling of autumn rain.
To counter the chilly weather outside, when we came in the house I made some cocoa for me and my boys.
Heat ’em up cocoa recipe:
- 3/4c cocoa powder
- 3/4c coconut or cane sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cap full vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 Cups whole milk
- Mix dry indents and add to milk.
- Stir milk mixture consistently until milk heats through (just beginning to steam) and ingredients are dissolved and thoroughly mixed.
- Serve warm (serves 3-4)
The cayenne and cinnamon add a little kick of warmth you can feel as it goes all the way to your belly; perfect for a chilly evening.
Theoretically, I probably add more salt than most people like in a sweet beverage but I feel like it makes for a richer flavor and an overall more satisfying drink.
Marshmallows are always a welcome addition, assuming you aren’t allergic to corn syrup like me, or you can find or make your own corn-free mallows
This cocoa is yummy and it’s a sure fire way to heat ’em up this fall and winter.