Some friends from Homestead Bloggers Network are doing a 7 Days of Homemade Thanksgiving Recipes. I’m not participating in all 7 days but I will be participating in most of them. Each day is a different category, yesterday’s was appetizers. You should go here and and check out all the amazing appetizers that were shared. You can even share a few of your own.
Today’s category is drinks. So I thought I’d share with you a little hot cocoa recipe I made up. We love our just add water hot cocoa mix but a few days ago I found myself with about 2 gallons too much milk. We drink raw milk but the farm is quite a ways out so we only get it every two weeks and we have a standing order of 4 gallons of milk. I realized the day before milk pick up that I still had almost 2 gallons from last time. So in an effort to use up some milk I made banana pudding, ricotta cheese for lasagna and healthy hot cocoa.
Healthy Hot Cocoa
4 cups milk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
First you need to ice your pan so the milk doesn’t scorch. Just let an ice cube melt in the bottom of your pan. Leave the water in when you add your milk and be careful not to scrape the bottom of the pan while your stirring.
Put milk into pan and heat over medium heat. When it is warmed up you can add honey, cocoa and vanilla. I like to use a whisk to mix it all up and give just a little froth.
You can add more or less honey, cocoa and vanilla depending on your liking. Some of my kids also liked hot vanilla milk where we just left out the cocoa.
Now, pour your self a cup and enjoy without the guilt.
Feel free to share your favorite holiday drinks below or in the comments.