It’s hot chocolate kinda weather today so here you go. Chocolate fiends pay attention NOW! On our recent trip overseas Trav & I became mildly addicted to Italian Hot Chocolate…. Trav more so than me, he even had a tantrum after we trekked halfway across Paris to get what someone online had touted as ‘Paris’ best hot chocolate’, only to find that the shop was no longer there. It’s was the kind of hot chocolate that you want to eat with a spoon it’s so thick but I am fairly certain it was NOT even slightly nourishing and loaded with sugar & God knows what else.
This version contains some awesome healthy fats, antibacterial, anti microbial & anti fungal properties from the coconut cream, a cracker dose of magnesium from the raw cacao & super dark chocolate & the gelatin provides a nice protein boost and is brilliant for the health of our skin, hair, nails, digestion, immune system & joints. It is like dessert in a mug.
150g dark choc (I used lindt 90%)
2 tbs maple syrup or rice malt syrup
2 heaped tbs raw cacao
500ml full fat coconut cream
500ml filtered water
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs gelatin (optional- you can purchase it HERE with my discount code GBD599 to get $10 off your first order)
In a saucepan over low heat melt everything together while stirring occasionally until it is completely smooth. Pour into mugs and enjoy! This made about 6 mugs worth.2
Primal Influence says
Definitely gotta try it with maple! We’ve been making hot choc lately with cocoa, water, raw honey or stevia, pure peppermint essence and gelatin. Then blending it so it’s frothy! But must get maple into it and leave out the peppermint, it sounds awesome!
Oooh I like the sound of peppermint in there too!!!
What a lovely information and recipe, I love hot chocolate! Thanks.