With one of the coldest winters we’ve had in ages cinnamon hot cocoa is a treat that we have enjoyed often. The addition of coconut oil is a great way to get this good stuff into your diet.
The recipe is simple and comes together quickly. Put the milk on to heat as soon as you come in from the cold, and by the time you’ve taken off your coat, hat, scarf, and wellies, the milk will be nice and hot.
Cinnamon Coconut Hot Chocolate
for each 6oz cup you will need…
- 2/3 cup of whole, raw milk
- 1 oz. of high quality dark chocolate, finely grated
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 T of coconut oil
In a small saucepan over low heat, gently heat the milk to just boiling. Spoon the chocolate and the cinnamon into each cup, pour in the milk and stir until chocolate is melted. Add the coconut oil, and stir until melted. Enjoy!
Because of its mild flavor and tolerance of high heat coconut oil is an ideal ingredient for cooking, particularly pan frying (use it for roasted potatoes – delicious!)
At room temperature it becomes a solid so it can also take the place of vegetable oil, shortening, or butter in baking.
While coconut oil can be found in the oils aisle of most grocery stores there are a few reasons why I prefer to use Tropical Traditions.
- The oil is produced by farming families committed to using old fashioned, traditional farming methods.
- Their coconuts are used fresh: within 24-48 hours of harvest.
- The coconut trees and producers are certified organic according to USDA standards.
- The oil is produced in small batches without any chemical or high heat treatment.
In addition to the above, their delivery time is outstanding: afternoon orders appear on my doorstep the following day. This is an excellent resource for those of us living in a rural area with limited access to specialty food stores.
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