Homemade hot chocolate
(4 to 5 servings)
Rich and chocolaty --- like Mom used to make.
• 3 tbsp cocoa
• 1/2 tsp powdered stevia extract
• 4 to 5 cups of soymilk or milk
• 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the cocoa and stevia extract together in a medium-sized saucepan. Add about 1/2 cup of the soymilk or milk to the dry ingredients to make a paste. Gradually thin the paste with about ½ cup of the milk. Add the hone or maple syrup while bringing to a low boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rest of the milk to the desired richness. Add the vanilla and return to burner until heated through.
Note: Be careful not to scorch the cocoa. Use a pan with a heavy bottom and watch closely.
Variation: You may add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.