We had a beautiful snow day in Pennsylvania today and my kids spent the majority of it outside sledding, building snowmen, and laying in the snow gazing at the sky! Of course, no snow day is complete without a warm cup of hot cocoa. We don’t keep packaged hot cocoa in our home because it contains so many harmful ingredients like processed sugar, corn syrup, dipotassium phosphate, and undisclosed flavorings … plus, it’s so easy to make your own.
On a search for a more pure version of hot cocoa a few years ago I found this recipe and adjusted it to make it healthier by using coconut sugar instead of white sugar. Coconut sugar is a more natural form of sugar with a much lower glycemic index and my kids don't notice the difference! We add a few drops of Young Living’s Peppermint Vitality to add a festive minty flavor for the holidays.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
Ingredients & Supplies
1 cup organic coconut sugar
1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
5 drops Peppermint Vitality
Combine sugar, cocoa powder, and sea salt in a food processor or blender. Process to combine. While processing, add a few drops of Peppermint Vitality. Store in an air tight container.
Add 1-3 Tablespoons (to taste) of mix to 8 ounces of warm milk or water. Whisk to combine. Enjoy!