Heat ‘Em Up Hot Cocoa

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 sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cap full vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Cups whole milk
  1. Mix dry indents and add to milk. 
  2. Stir milk mixture consistently until milk heats through (just beginning to steam) and ingredients are dissolved and thoroughly mixed.
  3. 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.

Toddler tasted and approved!
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