Almond Hot Chocolate

What the what is going on with the weather?  I’m tired of thinking about it, hearing about it, and worrying about it.  It was almost 60 degrees in Philadelphia on Sunday after weeks of lows hitting single digits and wind chills hitting negative degrees. So finally when we thought we might actually be getting a break…we get five more inches of snow.  I mean, seriously? We are tough and can handle it but we like to complain so we are sick of it. After thawing out, I’m cold again and I’m not happy about it. I’m tired of drinking hot tea so I expected this Almond Hot Chocolate to do the trick.

Almond milk, cocoa, and honey are heated together which results in a unique and creamy hot chocolate. Almond milk is creamy and pleasantly fragrant with a subtle sweetness that works perfectly in a recipe like this. Don’t be scared of almond milk if you haven’t tried it. I love it tons more than soy milk and it’s lower in calories and sugar than regular milk.  If you want to tiptoe your way into trying almond milk, this recipe is good start. I’m cozy and warm right now after drinking this but I’m sure I’ll be freezing again tomorrow.

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In a medium saucepan, cook the almond milk, cocoa and honey over medium heat, whisking constantly, until piping-hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, if using.

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Pour the hot chocolate into mugs. Top with marshmallows.

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Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Like It

Source: Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine

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2 Comments

  1. Dolores Pittenger McLaughlin says:

    this sounds wonderful…thanks….I am thankful that we have had some sunshine in between and ‘melting’…not a constant of ice …I enjoy the snow…it can slow us down….it’s what we need these days…stop and listen…be quiet…it’s really beautifulllllllll and think..we can get warm…

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