Decadent Hot Chocolate

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Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

*Legal on Paleo, SCD, WAPF, and Full GAPS (if tolerating milk and cocoa powder)

—Makes 2 large or 3 medium mugs of hot cocoa—

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Ingredients:

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  • 3 cups Milk (Raw)

  • 2 Eggs

  • 6-8 TBS Honey

  • 4 tsp Cocoa Powder

  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla

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Directions:

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Over low-medium heat, mix:

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 6-8 TBS honey

  • 1/8 tsp salt

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Stir or whisk constantly:

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Remove From Heat:

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Whisk in:

  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla

  • 4 tsp Cocoa powder

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Final Steps:

-Whisk until frothy

-Pour into mugs, filling each mug about 2/3 full

-Finish filling the mugs by carefully pouring plain milk (warmed or cool) down the inside of the mug (so as not to disturb the foam on top)

-Add a few GAPS marshmallows if desired

-For an added option (adults only!) I recommend adding a little rum

-Serve and enjoy!

...you can clean up the mess later...

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Legal on Paleo, SCD, WAPF, and Full GAPS (if tolerating milk and cocoa powder)

  • 3 cup Raw Milk

  • 2 Eggs

  • 6-8 tbsp Honey

  • 4 tsp Cocoa Powder

  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla

  1. Over low-medium heat, mix milk, eggs, honey and salt.

  2. Whisk over low to medium heat for about 5-8 minutes, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon (if you have ever made ice cream, this is the same process as making the base)

  3. When the spoon is coated, remove from the heat (or you will get milky scrambled eggs!)

  4. Whisk in vanilla and cocoa powder.

  5. Whisk until frothy

  6. Pour into mugs, filling each mug about 2/3 full.

  7. Finish filling the mugs by carefully pouring plain milk (warmed or cool) down the inside of the mug (so as not to disturb the foam on top)

  8. Add a few GAPS marshmallows if desired

  9. For an added option (adults only!) I recommend adding a little rum

  10. Serve and enjoy!

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