A Delicious, Digestible Hot Chocolate Recipe
I know that milk can be quite problematic for many people.
Though some people, I believe, have no problem digesting milk– I tend to suspect many people have a natural difficulty in digesting cow milk that increases as they get older.
And then, of course, the form milk comes in (raw vs pasteurized, homogenized vs non-homogenized, organic vs factory-farmed) is a whole other story in and of itself!
But today, I simply want to share a personal holiday indulgence that I love, and a way to prepare it that helps aid in the digestibility of milk and makes for a delicious drink to boot.
Making your own hot chocolate is pretty straightforward...but adding warming spices adds depth and flavor to the drink, while breaking down milk’s natural mucus-forming properties and easing digestion.
Here’s my own “Warm Hot Chocolate” recipe:
4 cups organic (preferably non-homogenized) whole or 2% milk *also works great with rice or almond milk!*
4 heaping tablespoons 70 % dark chocolate cocoa powder
4 teaspoons organic cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming (but not boiling).
2. Add cocoa powder and sugar and whisk to combine ingredients.
3. Add spices and stir/whisk until well-blended.
4. Pour into favorite mugs or cups.