A Delicious, Digestible Hot Chocolate Recipe

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.

5. Enjoy.

Happy Holidays!


2 responses to “A Delicious, Digestible Hot Chocolate Recipe”

  1. I just tried this, but I used almond milk and 100% raw cocoa powder. I’ll be using it again and again throughout the winter; I had been looking for a yummy yet healthy hot chocolate recipe. This was perfect! Thanks for posting!

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