As I sit here watching the rain come down, and feel the temperature dropping, I know it is time for a wonderful treat: fabulous, smooth, delicious gluten-free hot cocoa. . . .yum
As far as winters go, I do not think we can complain too much about the snow this year – or the cold for that matter. Here in PA, we haven’t been hit too hard by either the temps or the snow, in our area at least. (The picture above is the only big snow we had, and it didn’t stay around too long.)
This past weekend, the temperatures were in the high 50s to low 60s. Hard to believe for February. The plants and birds seem so confused out there!
Yet, today, we woke up to rain and the temps dropping back to the 30s. Not snow, but still bitter cold . . . snuggle up weather. My favorite break time pick me up in this weather is a full-bodied, hot chocolate treat. Of course, I try to do this when everyone is at school and I can sit and savor every sip (don’t tell the kids!).
Try out our fabulous, smooth, healthy cup of hot cocoa:
Warm up about 1 1/2 cups of your favorite coconut milk either in a saucepan on the stove top, or in the microwave.
While the milk is warming, spoon one tablespoon of cacao powder (or your favorite cocoa powder) into your
favorite mug to really enjoy the experience.
Pour the hot/warm coconut milk into your mug and stir it up really well.
Add about one teaspoon of pure maple syrup to your mug.
Next, find a favorite place to sit and enjoy!
Sip it slowly!
Take a break.
What is your favorite break-time treat?
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