It's the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the joy that comes with the holiday season. Christmas presents, family memories, and snowy nights are some of my favorite parts of this year :)
With the holiday season in full swing, I have seriously been craving some delicious hot chocolate! Who doesn't love snuggling up by the fire with a glass of warm hot cocoa during the holidays?! We used to buy these hot chocolate packets when I was a kid; they were full of sugar and absolute junk! Sometimes, I used to grab a hot chocolate from Starbucks- but for 400 calories and 16g of fat (not to mention 43g sugar which is actually pretty conservative for a standard hot chocolate), it's just not worth it!
The best hot cocoa can be made at home, right on the stove with a few simple household ingredients. Check out this delicious recipe that I whipped up for a warm hot cocoa for one :) With only 82 calories and 3g protein for the entire recipe, you can sensibly indulge in this delicious treat!
Stef's Healthy Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Stevia Packet
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Place a small saucepan on a medium/low flame.
Add the almond milk to the pan, and then start to whisk in the cocoa powder.
Once combined, add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk.
Finally, whisk in the stevia and dash of cinnamon.*
Let the hot cocoa heat through thoroughly, but do not allow it to boil. Serve immediately and enjoy!
*For extra sweetness, add another pack of stevia natural sweetener.