February 25, 2009

Hot Chocolate or Chocolate Milk!!

NT has a recipe for a raw milk warmer with carob powder and other ingredients on page 88. Perhaps I will try that sometime...but until then how about a whole food version of good 'ol fashioned hot chocolate? I don't understand what Sally Fallon has against chocolate. A little caffeine once in a while never hurt anyone....as long as it is organic chocolate...right?! Remember all the great antioxidants it is supposed to have! :)

For a single serving:
One cup raw milk
2 ts organic cocoa powder
2 ts organic sucanat (granulated cane)
1 shake sea salt
drop of vanilla if desired
Put all in a sauce pan and stir, warming on low heat until desired temperature.
I usually make this with 4 or 5 servings at a time.
Of course you will want to play around and see how much sweetener you like in yours. The recipe on the cocoa container actually called for only 1 ts per cup...but that was not enough for us! I would like to experiment with this using stevia sometime. I will let you know if I do.
Now if you just want to drink Chocolate Milk that is cold...all you do is put all the ingredients in a jar or container with a lid and shake, shake, shake until it is mixed up really well!! You can't just put the cocoa into a glass of cold milk and stir it with a spoon like you can do with Neslie Quick! It won't dissolve! So just a little shakey-shake and it is good to go!!!
Every Wed. when we get our fresh supply of milk it is Chocolate Milk Day....or Hot Cocoa day if it is cold! This is also a good camouflage if your milk has turned just a little sour and not so fresh tasting. Remember soured raw milk is not bad for you...I am not talking about store bought milk that you definitely would not drink if it tasted the least bit spoiled...it will not sour like raw milk.

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