hot-chocolate-mugIt’s been so frikkin’ cold that I needed to get me something Hot & Yummy…

To help nourish my Body, Mind & Soul, I’ve been trying to get away from refined sugar and other such gunk so I in my quest decided to stay away from any ‘prepackaged’ stuff. Below is the fruit of my culinary labors. I used organic and raw wherever I could.

kenji’s Hot Cocoa

12 oz milk
2 heaping teaspoons of cacao powder
2 rounded teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil

Blend everything in a saucepan (I used one of those hand blender). Heat until it starts foaming (boiling) up. Pull off the heat just before it boils over. Let set for 15 seconds and put back on the heat one more time, pulling off again just before it boils over again. Done. Serve and let cool til it’s the right temp for you.

If you’re used to marshmallows, well, I won’t tell if you don’t 😉