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Blogging Marathon# 62: Week 1/ Day 1

Theme: Kid’s Delight — Chocolate

Dish: Hot Cocoa

We are starting a new edition of Blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Kid friendly Chocolate dishes‘. Kalyani is hosting this month’s Kid’s Delight event with this universally loved ingredient as the theme.

I think most kids love chocolate and my kids definitely are in the chocolate loving group especially my son. I couldn’t pass up this theme because it’s been a while I tried some new chocolate recipes. First up is this ‘Hot Cocoa’ recipe. It has been quite a chilly winter so far not as cold as last year but still cold. I have been making this hot cocoa for my kids as their after-school drink.

I recently bought this Raw Cacao powder and have been making smoothies and this hot cocoa with it. I read it can used to make brownies, cookies, cakes and just about anything that you would bake with regular cocoa powder. As the name suggests, raw cacao powder is raw without any unwanted sugars or additives. It is unprocessed, so it retains important nutrients like manganese, iron, calcium, fiber and protein. Do look out for raw cacao powder if not use whatever you have on hand to make this drink.

I added a bit of chopped chocolate to the mix to make the drink a little richer, but you can skip it and make it with only with the cocoa powder. Either way this is one drink that is sure to warm you up on a chilly winter day.

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Hot Chocolate Yum
Recipe to make Hot Cocoa right at home using raw cacao powder (if you don't have it, then simply use regualr cocoa powder). Raw cacao powder is unprocessed, so it retains important nutrients like manganese, iron, calcium, fiber and protein.
Hot Chocolate
Course drink
Cuisine american
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • cups Milk (Whole or 2% fat or Almond milk for vegan variation)
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 tbsps Cacao Cocoa Raw powder or powder
  • 1 ~ 2 tbsps Sugar (adjust per taste)
  • 2 tbsps chocolate Bittersweet or Semisweet , chopped (optional)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
Course drink
Cuisine american
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • cups Milk (Whole or 2% fat or Almond milk for vegan variation)
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 tbsps Cacao Cocoa Raw powder or powder
  • 1 ~ 2 tbsps Sugar (adjust per taste)
  • 2 tbsps chocolate Bittersweet or Semisweet , chopped (optional)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
Hot Chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, combine milk, water, cacao powder and sugar. Whisk until smooth. Bring the mixture to a slow simmer and cook for 2~3 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the chopped chocolate (if using) and vanilla extract. Whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Pour into mugs and serve right away with an optional dollop of whipped cream and a shaving of chocolate.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 62. Linking this to Kalyani's #KidsDelightChocoGiveaway.

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20 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Cocoa (using Raw Cacao powder)”

  1. Nice recipe with using raw Cacao powder Pavani, I made hot cocoa but never used raw Cacao. With all the recipes we can make using it, I have to find it. Thanks for introducing a new ingredient to me:) The hot cocoa looks really yummy.

  2. I cnnot say I am a great fan of hot chocolate but the girls are crazy. they will love this cuppa anytime of the day.

  3. Such a gorgeous drink, wish i get this ultimate cup of hot cocoa rite now, its too chilled now here to drink this hot cocoa..

  4. I have never heard of a recipe with raw Cacao. This is the first. Bookmarked!!! I need to try and see this.

  5. I would like to try the raw cacao sometime. I love how your son is holding the mug with a hand underneath to protect it 🙂

  6. I have never tried raw cacao .Reading about all the good stuff in it, I am going to look for this.Hot cocoa looks delicious.

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