First Do No Harm

Creamy Hot Chocolate/Cocoa

Ingredients

4 cups Organic dry coconut milk

1 cup Organic Sucanat OR
1 cup Organic Coconut Sugar

cup Organic Fair Trade Dutch Cocoa Powder
teaspoon
Original Himalayan Crystal Salt. or Celtic Sea Salt (powdered)

 

Your sugar options depend on how much you like coconut. The coconut sugar has a strong coconut flavor.

Some like this a bit sweeter and have found that an extra quarter cup of sucanat is preferred. 

You can buy a fine Celtic Sea Salt or you can buy the rough, larger form and crush it up in a mortar & pestle (like I do―see below).

In a large plastic bag, mix all your ingredients. It's best to sift the dry (powdered) coconut milk because it clumps. Additionally, I press my Dutch Cocoa Powder through a screened filter too. Sucanat can clump too, but that breaks up easily by hand.

I make Mocha Coffee in the morning, and I add just over 2/3 cup of the above mixture to a LARGE cup of coffee. I would think that this amount is perfect for a cup of hot chocolate, but write and tell me. Two thirds cup of this mixture to one cup hot water? Actually, I've never made hot cocoa alone, but I know I'd probably add a drop or two of vanilla.

Chocolate is an amazing food. It's high in antioxidants, fights depression, and helps lower your blood pressure. However, not all chocolate does this. Most chocolate candy on the market is just plain bad for you. The darker the chocolate the better. This recipe uses dark chocolate, and the milk is coconut milk which is already good for your heart. So, here you have a very healthy, and tasty recipe as long you don't destroy it with a "processed" sugar.

One final note. You will have to whisk/blend this concoction because dry/powdered coconut milk clumps. I use the Hamilton Beach Turbo-Twister. Below are links to the products we used to create our hot chocolate (we get all our coconut products exclusively from Wilderness Family Naturals).

Now's Sucanat Organic 2Lb
NOW Foods Organic Sucanat
Frontier Natural Dutch Cocoa Powder - 1 lbs
Dutch Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder

White Porcelain Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle (to grind Celtic Sea Salt)

Hamilton Beach 59770 Turbo-Twister 2 Speed Hand Blender
Hamilton Beach Turbo Twister

 Italian Marble Mortar Pestle Italian Marble
Italian Marble

Mortar & Pestle - Marble Black 4'': K

 


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