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 friend and the staff at our boarding school the Valentines they had made the night before.
Once the headed out I settled outside for a little reading and another cup of cocoa.
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. 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!