Thursday, December 8, 2011

Favorite Things Friday ~ No-Moo Hot Chocolate

I'd be lying if I said it wasn't killing me a little to see all the holiday goodies every-freakin'-where.  What I'm not already steering clear of for the gluten and dairy, I'm now avoiding for the refined sugar and high carbs. 

I've come up with a workaround for hot chocolate, though, and it is my Favourite Things Friday thing of the week.  Also, a bit of a sanity saver.

Simple ingredients:  Cocoa powder, coconut milk, 2 stevia packets, and a favorite mug.  Oh, and boiling water, not pictured, but you know what that looks like.

Boil the water, open the can of coconut milk and give it a stir to combine any lumpy bits.  The fat tends to rise to the top of the can.  Don't discard that, it's good stuff.  Really, you can Google it.  Medium-chain fatty acids, lauric acid, and other words that'll make your eyes glaze over.  It tastes good too.

Put about 1/2 Tablespoon of cocoa powder in the mug along with your stevia packets, and dump in about 1/3 cup of coconut milk.  Fill the rest of the mug with boiling water and give it a good stir.

Mm-mm good! 

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I don't understand why there are so many food allergies when everyone has to eat. Every day. Three times a day.

In any case, glad you've got a fun and tasty alternative. I like ovaltine in rice milk. It is actually quite tasty. It goes quite nicely with Lorna Doone shortbread cookies. Alas, I need to start avoiding carbs, especially simple sugars, so there goes the cookies. And my rice milk cocoa. I'll keep your recipe in mind.

xo -E

Michelle Ridgway said...

I admire your resolve to eat the good stuff! Is Stevia a natural sugar alternative???? Love the 'gingie' mug.

Marg said...

That sounds like a fabulous alternative and I have all those ingredients on hand, I will definitely have to try it.

karenfae said...

I haven't tried the strevia for sweetener but I do use Truvia in my coffee and tea - love it and no calories and it is natural.
Karen

ThreeOldKeys said...

hi P.... that looks pretty tasty! however, i must protest ... we gotta see the boiling water.

i'm glad i found your blog via the Veggie Market Quilt ... and thanks for letting me use some of your photos. i've posted them here ...

http://threeoldkeys.blogspot.com/2011/12/veggie-market-quilt-auction-for-japan.html

your beautiful creations make me want to dig into my stash and sew, sew, sew.

Sara said...

Enjoy your hot cocoa lady:)

Michelle said...

I may have to try this! You know I avoid sugar too ~ pre-diabetes and all. I've heard that coconut milk not only tastes good, but is good for you. An added bonus then. :-)

Shay said...

Back in the day my Mum used to make us hot cocoa as a treat.

Im glad there is still something left on this earth you can eat /drink. I am never giving up sugar. EVER. I may have to re-think the gluten thing at some point though.

Im left wondering whether boiling water looks different in the Northern Hemisphere and feel a bit ripped off I didn't get the answer to that burning question.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the great recipe! I, too, try to avoid sugars so I'll be giving this a try. Hmmm, coconut milk. I've never tried that but it sounds wonderful.

Diane said...

I will have to try this!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Your resolve to eat the good stuff is amazing to me. I know I'd cave. ☺ Thanks for the recipe. I've never had coconut milk, but will look for it in the store next time I shop. Happy FTF! ☺

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