Creamy Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
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
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
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
One final note. You will have to whisk/blend this
concoction because dry/powdered coconut milk clumps. I use the
Hamilton Beach Turbo-Twister.