A favorite past time of mine is to curl up next to a hot fire, watch a good movie, snuggle down with a blanket and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Life so often seems to fly right past me and moments like these help relax.
Anyway, I digress...This past week while enjoying one of these relaxing moments, I decided I wanted to make my own healthier/tastier version of hot chocolate. I guess in that time of chilling, I realized I was drinking pure junk. In a normal packet of instant hot chocolate the main ingredients are corn syrup, artificial flavors and some other words I cannot pronounce. I decided I was done with that cup and going to make a new one where I knew everything that was being added to it.
I grabbed 1/2 tea spoon of unsweetened cocoa, 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup and 3/4 cup of warm milk and took a sip. WOWZERS! It was delicious! I was pleasantly surprised how good it tasted. It tasted much better than the hot chocolate packets and is healthier too! Thumbs up on all accounts. I am definitely going to have to make this a daily routine in our household.
Please forgive the half empty cup of coco. I drank it down before I even thought of taking a picture! Hmmm, I might need to run make another cup of this right now....