Sometimes you just need a great hot chocolate recipe on hand for cold winter days. I love whipping up a batch of this nourishing hot chocolate to sip on while I read my favorite book or watch the snow fall (okay, this is kinda rare in Seattle)! I hope you enjoy my favorite nourishing hot chocolate recipe!
Nourishing Hot Chocolate Recipe:
1 cup basic coconut milk (recipe below)
½ tablespoon pure cacao powder (like this)
½ tablespoon collagen hydrolysate (optional, for blood sugar balance)
½ tablespoon simple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
Basic Coconut Milk:
1 can coconut milk (I like this additive free brand without guar gum)
1 can water (fill the coconut milk can to measure)
¼ cup simple syrup or honey
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1) Combine coconut milk, simple syrup, cacao powder & collagen hydrolysate in a blender.
2) Heat on the stove-top till desired temp.
3) Top this nourishing hot chocolate with your whip cream of choice and chocolate shavings.
What's your favorite hot chocolate recipe? Please share in the comments!
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Call me crazy but what is simple syrup? I really want to try this!
Simple syrup is inverted sugar. All that means is that the sugar is dissolved in water to make a simple syrup (which makes it easier to digest).
To make simply combine 1 cup of water with 1.5 cups organic sugar on the stove top. Bring to a boil, and take off the heat and allow to cool.
Ah thank you. Do you recommend sucanat or white one?
Now I can't wait to try this tomorrow morning. Coconut milk always kickstarts my metabolism (no cold hands during the day =) yayyy).
I use organic white sugar personally.
collagen hydrolysate? what and how?
Would grass fed beef gelatin work instead of the collagen hydrolysate?