Time for… Hot cocoa

Days are getting colder, so it’s time for Hot Cocoa!

Chocolate surely is beneficial for your health if, of course, eaten moderately. Specially dark chocolate, which is very nutricious, it is a powerful source of anti-oxidants and it even might help prevent heart diseases. Your overall wellbeing will be kept high and your mood… at its best.

Now winter’s here. And winter in a mug surely is hot cocoa, don’t you agree?

Righ down a very simple wonderful récipe of this favourite global chocolate drink to warm your hearts. You can chose any milk you wish (cow, almonds, rice or soy) and instead of sugar you can add honey or maple syrup if you prefer (or sweeteners in case you are on a diet).

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of milk or cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Whisk together the cocoa, the sugar, the salt and about 2 tablespoons of milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa and sugar are dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the milk and heat it over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until it is hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve. If you like it frothy, blend it in the blender.

(recipe by epicurious)

Pour your chocolate into a mug. Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate sprinlkes if you just feel up to it. And then think (just think) about drinking it while it cools down a little bit.

Isn’t this such a simple way to feel in heaven?

Better yet. Grab your mug. Get into bed. Drink it slowly…

And just feel SNUG!

Snug Hug

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