Life has been crazy busy lately, but I wanted to share this quick & easy recipe.
I am unable to drink coffee at all. Aside from the caffeine, it's just too acidic for my body. I really do miss it. I was one of those rare people who drank it for the taste, rather than the caffeine. I almost always drank decaf anyways due to my heart murmur & it's caffeine sensitivity.
I do drink a lot of herbal teas & other caffeine free teas, but sometimes I want a rich & hearty hot drink, more like coffee. And I sure do love chocolate........
I've been searching for a quick & easy home made hot chocolate recipe that I actually like. It seems like it would be easy enough to find, but I kept trying different recipes & wasn't satisfied with any of them.
Granted, we probably all have a different opinion on what we're looking for in our hot chocolate. I wanted it to be rich & more chocolatey than sweet. After giving up searching for recipes I just started playing around on my own & managed to come up with this! It really does fit the bill for me.
8 oz (1 Cup) milk (I use whole milk, but any milk of your choice should work)
1/4 Cup chocolate chips (I use Rice Dream brand, they are gluten & dairy free)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (I make my own-so easy to do & I know it's gluten free)
1-2 teaspoons gelatin (I use Vital Proteins brand)
I own a Vitamix blender so I like to put all of this into the blender jar & set it on the "Soup" setting & let it go. The gelatin gives it such a great frothy, creamy texture & is a great protein boost as well.
If you don't own a Vitamix you can certainly put this into a pan on the stove & melt the chocolate that way.