March 6, 2012

Hot Chocolate with Almond Milk

I created & enjoyed this little hot cocoa recipe a few Friday's ago when I came home to find our furnace not working {of course it had to be on one of the coldest nights yet this season}. And of course I am sharing this with you on a day that is anticipated to be mmmmm....about 60 degrees here in Chicago. 19 degrees above the norm for this time of the year. Just a little meterologist 101 for ya on this fine ol' day.
 So anywho, back to this cold, cold day where I apparently I didn't get the memo that our one and only space heater was for weiner dog usuage only.
{Heat Hogger}
So while they laid around warming up their paws I was shivering my buns off. I decided to make myself some hot chocolate & then I realized we had some almond milk. I thought it's sweet flavor would help take my warm drink up a notch & that's exactly what it did!

Ingredients
4 cups of plain or vanilla almond milk
1 cinnamon stick, split in half
1/4 cup of fat free chocolate syrup
1/4 tablespoon of sugar
Pinch of salt
Whip Creme (for topping)

Directions
Bring milk and the cinnamon sticks to a boil & then allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

Remove cinnamon sticks & then stir in your chocolate syrup, sugar, & salt.

Remove from heat and divide the hot cocoa into mugs. Top each drink with a little whip creme & drizzle of chocolate syrup. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

I thought it came out delicious & the light almond taste from the milk adds the perfect little twist to a classic winter drink. Of course, believe it or not spring is almost here! Forget hot cocoa, bring on the cold cocktails!


6 comments :

Marta Guzman said...

Love this! Making hot chocolate with almond milk is definitely a twist that I've never tried. Sounds delicious!

By the way, absolutely love the photograph that you took!

Best,

-Marta

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I love love almond milk so I bet this taste so delicious! Bummer about the furnace..hope its up and running again!

sherri lynn said...

Oh this looks yummy! I've never put cinnamon in my hot cocoa but now I'm going to! I love cinnamon!

Tonia L said...

Okay...my mouth is totally watering right now! I want one of those!

Jenny Melrose said...

This looks so tastey. I love the mug too. I'd love it if you would share it over at Whimsy Wednesday at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-1.html. I'm following.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

I have to try this! We're big almond milk drinkers and Caroline all of a sudden asked for hot chocolate the other night and I had no idea how to make it!

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