After trying many, many times to make my own hot chocolate and utterly failing (unsweetened cocoa is bitter) I have finally found the perfect blend. Not to mention it consists of only two ingredients and no added sugar.
I really encourage you to try this recipe as store bought hot chocolate “powders” are loaded with sugars, chemicals, and ingredients that no one can pronounce and have no business putting in their body.
Please just take a look at the ingredients in Swiss Miss hot chocolate:
Ingredients: CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL, NONFAT MILK, SALT, LESS THAN 2% OF: DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, DEXTROSE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, ACESULFAME POTATSSIUM, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SUCRALOSE.
The first two ingredients are corn syrup and sugar. Then comes the cocoa but it is processed with alkali which strips the chocolate of most of its antioxidants, anyways. Followed by hydrogenated (saturated fat) coconut oil and then a bunch of ingredients that I don’t have the first clue of what they are.
1/2 teaspoon Unsweetened Cocoa
1 teaspoon Pure Maple Syrup
Stir ingredients in a hot cup of milk (steamed milk will help add some sweetness, but microwaved milk still tastes excellent).
Enjoy putting wholesome ingredients in your body. 🙂
I don’t know how, but the maple syrup perfectly sweetens the cocoa for a dark, rich flavor.
Happy Hot Cocoa Drinking.