It’s snowing here, and on days like today you just want a good hot drink without having to venture out. My kids got their Swiss Miss fix this morning and I was a little jealous, but didn’t want all the sugar, so I put together a caffeinated hot chocolate for myself. This one is nourishing and can be a breakfast on its own (but goes really nicely with a piece of gluten free toast).
Bring water and coconut milk to a boil in a saucepan. Whisk in all other ingredients until they are fully combined. Turn off heat. Move the pan to a non-heated surface and place on top of a hot pad. Using an immersion blender’s whipping tool, beat the mixture until a froth forms. (You can also whisk it more in the pan, this will just make it frothier). Pour into a large mug and enjoy!
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.