Nothing says “the holidays are here” quite like a comforting cup of hot cocoa. One whiff of this rich, chocolaty recipe will fully engage your nostalgia reflexes, conjuring up happy days of yore. Even better, the following simple mix-stir-and-heat recipe features a healthy measure of Chocolate Protein Powder, our non-GMO, nutrient-rich blend of proteins from pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa! What better way to shore up your joyful reserves and fuel your holiday shopping, planning and festive jubilations!
As outlined, makes a single serving. Simply increase the fixings to serve two, six or even a dozen!
10 oz milk of choice
1 tsp Maple syrup or sweetener substitute
1 tsp Cocoa powder (increase for extra ho-ho-ho)
Pinch of salt
Optional: Add a few drops of Peppermint extract, or 1/8-1/4 tsp Vanilla extract for an added zing.
Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker bottle or a blender and mix well. Pour contents into a saucepan or microwave-safe container and gradually heat at medium temperature or power level. Pour the warmed contents into a festive mug and enjoy at your leisure.
If you’re up for enjoying the holiday spirit in a more literal way, consider any of the following flourishes to upgrade your cocoa to a cup of good cheer!
Peppermint Schnapps + Kahlua, Tequila or Cinnamon
Frangelico + Brandy or Bourbon
Rum + Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Goldschläger
Bailey’s Irish Cream + Vodka or Whiskey
Be sure to leave your comments in the section below. If you think you can improve upon our recipe, let us know how you did it! Remember, it’s the season of giving, so please share your cocoa-making secrets with your fellow blog readers.
Happy Holidays, everyone!