[ Mine: orange straw w/ light marshmallows & Michael’s: pink straw w/ heavy marshmallows ]
Everyone has weird things that make them happy. Mixing my own hot chocolate on a rainy day may not seem entertaining, but it was something that I really, sincerely enjoyed [ I know…I’m strange ]. Here are some other things that make me happy:
- Keeping “Worry dolls” hidden around my room.
- Pixy, when she does her morning stretch.
- Making my to-do list pretty [ even if no one sees it but me ].
- The smell of matches.
- My grandma’s laugh.
- Fresh sheets.
- The new Kaskade CD.
- My new blog signature [ see below ; ) ].
[ These straws are perfect for stirring the cocoa ]
[ Whisks are ideal for mixing the ingredients ]
[ My preference: mini marshmallows as opposed to whipped cream ]
[ Rainy weather remedy ]
[ Recipe adapted from The Fitness Dish ]
** Makes two mugs
1 1/2 tablespoon of raw cacao [ or unsweetened cocoa powder ]
1/2 tablespoon of carob powder [ optional ]
10 ounces of unsweetened vanilla Tempt hemp milk [ non-fat milk works too ]
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
2 drops of liquid Stevia [ or maple syrup ]
Mini marshmallow [ I sprinkled about 15 on mine ]
Place milk and all of the chocolate in a saucepan and whisk. Add vanilla, spices and sweetener and continue to whisk frequently until it’s steaming. Transfer to mugs with a straw for stirring & some marshmallows for added taste.