Like you need another reason to enjoy chocolate, right? Here is the perfect little recipe to sweeten up your mornings . . .
Mocha Coffee Creamer (or Hot Chocolate Base)
1 cup half and half (organic preferably)
3 T maple syrup
1 t. vanilla
2-3 T cocoa powder (look for organic and fair trade)
Step one: Dump all the ingredients in a blender.
Step two: Blend until smooth. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge for about a week.
With coffee: Add a quarter cup to your mug and pour hot coffee on top. If you like your coffee a little sweeter, add a bit more maple syrup.
As Hot Chocolate: Fill your mugs about 2/3 full of the mix – one batch will make two small mugs. Heat in microwave (or heat in a saucepan on the stovetop). Add a dollop of real whipped cream and enjoy!
Or, if you are like me, it’s terribly tempting to just put a little in a bowl, top with whipped cream and eat with a spoon. YUM!
This would make a terrific treat for Valentine’s Day or an after sledding popcorn party! Or just a nice way to start your morning!
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