Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves turn, and there’s just an excitement in the air. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the season than with a cup of super rich, extra chocolaty hot chocolate from scratch!
I am typically a coffee drinker but sometimes a girl just needs a nice cup of hot cocoa. Crisp fall days are definitely those kind of days.
I like to sit here at my kitchen table watching the leaves fall and blow around while sipping my hot chocolate. It is a nice way to enjoy and rare moment of quiet around here.
The end of summer leading up to fall is usually a busy time of year. Things tend to slow down a bit once fall moves in and I love to find ways to savor it. Grabbing one of my favorite hot drinks is especially warming to my soul.
I like to sip my hot chocolate and ponder life, spend some time with Jesus, or cuddle up with my babies. Throw in a fire and I’m in heaven! It sure is nice to have a little down time.
Hot chocolate is so easy to make from scratch. It is also so much healthier than those packets you buy at the store. No nasty chemicals, refined sugars, or processed junk in it. It is all whole, real, and even nourishing ingredients.
Now that my girls are teenagers, they’ve gotten quite good in the kitchen and they enjoy it. I can usually easily convince them to make mama a cup of hot cocoa if I let them have some too. Win win for all!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
First- I gathered my ingredients.
Then- I gently whisk in my raw milk (doesn’t have to be raw milk but that’s my preference) over medium heat. I continue to stir until it is nice and hot.
Last- I pour it into a mug which I promptly sit down and drink. Mmmmmmmmmm warm, chocolaty goodness! So simple and so yummy. That’s exactly how I like things in life and that is why this recipe is perfect for me!
This drink will be a family favorite throughout the up coming holiday season, I am sure of it! Be sure to make your own when the hot chocolate hankering hits your family!
- 2 TB Water
- 1 1/2 TB Raw Sugar
- 2 1/2 TB Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Milk (raw is best)
- In sauce pan whisk water, sugar, and cocoa powder together over medium heat until dissolved and well mixed.
- Slowly whisk in milk.
- Continue stirring over medium heat until hot.
- Pour into mug and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 11g
I am not a nutritional expert. This information is provided as a guideline.
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