A Healthy Valentine Treat- Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

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I enjoy making Valentines Day special for my girls. This year was no different except we are all sick with coughs, sore throats and congestion. I still wanted a couple special treats so I made scones slightly sweetened with cranberries and a huge pot of coconut milk hot cocoa.

Before starting on the day we gathered together to enjoy our special treats. They were excited for the treats since sugar has been banned he past few days.When we were done they bundled up and headed out to give their friends and the staff at our boarding school the Valentines they had made the night before.

Once they headed out I settled outside for a little reading and another cup of cocoa. 😉

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Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

I love how little sweeter is needed when you use coconut milk. It naturally has a light sweetness and creaminess that makes it prefect in hot cocoa. As an added bonus for our house, it doesn’t create phlegm to dairy! Feel free to substitute raw milk or almond milk for an equally delicious treat.

1 quart homemade coconut milk
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
4 TBS raw honey
1 TBS vanilla extract

1. In a sauce pot gently heat the milk until just hot.

2. In a small cup or dish make a paste of the cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract.

3. Wisk the cocoa paste into the coconut milk and serve.

Top with homemade marshmallows or coconut whipped cream if desired.

 

Happy Valentines Day! 

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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