It’s been freezing in Hawaii lately. I’m talking low to mid 70’s and rain here folks. I’ve even had to wear a long sleeve shirt regularly.
End Sarcasm. Begin recipe for a healthy, cuddle inducing cup of hot chocolate with a little dollop of the islands. Which I’ve been drinking alot of lately…while wearing the aforementioned long sleeve shirt, and a bikini.
Healthy Tropical Hot Chocolate
2 cups of skim or soy milk
2 heaping teaspoons of 70% dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of Agave syrup, or Stevia if you want lo-cal
1 ½ teaspoons coconut extract
1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming (but not boiling)
2. Slowly stir in cocoa powder, agave, and coconut extract
3. Whisk until well-blended
4. Pour into favorite mug
I once lived in Minneapolis where it reached -50 degree windchill…I can joke about what’s cold and what’s not. But wherever you live, you deserve a cozy beverage from time to time. Bottoms up!