It's easy to open up a packet of hot cocoa and mix it in with some hot water or milk, but this recipe is just as easy with a healthier outcome.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a hot cocoa packet?
Ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated cocnut oil, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglyderides, artificial flavor.
See that? First ingredient is sugar, followed by corn syrup, and this day and age we all should be aware that corn syrup is not healthy for us. Corn, into syrup? No thanks. Anytime you see "hydrogenated" run away.
Hydrogenated: a process in which a liquid unsaturated fat is turned into a solid fat by adding hydrogen. During this manufactured partially hydrogenatedprocessing, a type of fat called trans fat is made. Yikes!
Artificial flavor? They are synthesized in laboratories, and come from petroleum and other inedible substances. Run faster!
2 cups dairy-free milk
1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
small splash of vanilla extract
In a small sauce pan heat up dairy-free milk on a medium heat. Once it is warm add the chocolate chips and whisk in as they melt completely. Stir in the splash of vanilla. Serve hot.
So there you have it, 3 ingredients to a delicious hot chocolate. Enjoy the holidays in a healthier way.