Homemade Hot Chocolate | Omega

Next time you have an urge for a warm, chocolaty drink, rather than reaching for a packet of processed hot cocoa mix, make your own hot chocolate from a few simple ingredients. 

Quality ingredients will make a difference in this homemade hot chocolate. Try raw cacao powder, which comes from cold-pressing cocoa beans, or an organic cocoa powder. Also, real maple syrup contains more than 50 compounds beneficial to your health, including anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight cancer, diabetes, and bacterial illnesses.

Makes 1 cup

1 cup organic milk (or coconut, almond, or hazelnut milk)
1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao powder or organic cocoa powder
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Garnish with a cinnamon stick or dash of ground cinnamon (optional) 

Whisk all ingredients (except cinnamon) together in a pot and heat over low heat for up to 10 minutes, stirring often. To make it frothy, whip the mixture with an immersion blender for 1 minute before serving. 

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