Hey my Christmas Cookies!
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post. I loved hearing all about those that are special to you and about the things your pets like to do. I also loved hearing about what you are doing for Christmas! Saturday we’re having the missionaries over and then on Sunday my sister and I are singing an arrangement of “What Child Is This” with the other young women in our church. I’m really looking forward to it! 🙂
One of my favorite winter treats is hot chocolate.
But sadly, many of the ready to make hot-chocolate packets contain long lists of ingredients that are made up of many different kinds of sugars, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, and lots of ingredients you can’t recognize or even pronounce.
You want a treat you won’t feel guilt about?
Here it is.
My SINLESS HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE! 😀
Measure out one cup of non-dairy milk, and then transfer 2 tbsp of it to a mug.
Heat the rest of the milk on the stove top or in the microwave (it took me about one and a half minutes in the microwave) until steaming but not boiling.
While the milk is heating up, add the cocoa, stevia, cinnamon, and vanilla to the 2 tbsp milk in the mug.
Stir it together until it forms a chocolaty paste.
It should be thick like this.
Once the milk is heated up, add it to the chocolaty paste and stir till combined.
Just whirl a whisk between your hands back and forth to froth it up if desired.
What I love about this is that you can use a variety of things to make it! If you want a protein hot chocolate, just use chocolate protein powder in place of part of the cocoa. If you don’t have cocoa, just use carob or cacao powder (each has a sweeter flavor to them, so you may not even need to use the stevia/sweetener with them). Also, if you don’t have stevia, just use a little sugar or honey or maple syrup or even splenda if you so desire. Any of them will work. 🙂
SINLESS Homemade Hot Chocolate
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Single Lady
Based on this recipe
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 packets stevia
- Optional: pinch of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla
First measure out one cup of milk, and then transfer 2 tbsp of it to a mug. Heat the rest of the milk on the stove top or in the microwave (it took me about one and a half minutes in the microwave) until steaming but not boiling.
While the milk is heating up, add the cocoa, stevia, vanilla and cinnamon to the 2 tbsp milk in the mug. Stir it together until it forms a chocolaty paste.
Once the milk is heated up, add it to the chocolaty paste and stir till combined. Just whirl a whisk between your hands back and forth to froth it up if desired.
I had this alongside my mom’s favorite cookies: my Almond Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I know I will be sipping some of this Christmas morning! 😀
Do you like Hot Chocolate? YES! 😀
What are some of your favorite Christmas treats? Hot Chocolate is definitely my favorite! I love dipping cookies into it – it is so good that way!
Do you have any traditions on/for Christmas? Every year I make cupcakes and we stick a candle in one and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. 🙂 It’s something we’ve done since I was young.
P.S. My doctor’s appointment went well. She set me up with an appointment in a couple weeks with an endocrinologist, which I guess is the next step. I didn’t have to have any blood taken, but I did get updated on my shots: aka, I had the meningitis shot (for college) and the flu shot. At least I got red and yellow crayola crayon band-aids! 😀