Spicy Homemade Hot Chocolate


Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ 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 ; ) ].
What’s something weird that brings a smile to your face?

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ These straws are perfect for stirring the cocoa ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ Whisks are ideal for mixing the ingredients ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ My preference: mini marshmallows as opposed to whipped cream ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ Rainy weather remedy ]

Spicy Homemade Hot Chocolate

[ 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.

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    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      Hey Laury! Love your site. I am so happy you like mine too. Your photo skills are awesome & you’re beautiful…xoxox, Lauryn

  1. AvatarCupcakeHayatlar

    hey~ I just found your blog. loved it! sure, it will be one of my favorite blogs. thanks for the recipe. and photos are great. During winter, I feel happy while making hot chocolate for my hubby;)
    have a Cupcake weekend;)
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  2. AvatarEllie@fitforthesoul

    Hii Lauryn!! This looks so picture perfect!! And…WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE STRAWS?!!! I just want to look at them sitting on my counter hahaha. And ground carob powder?! I’d love to put that stuff in hot chocolate. Very cute blog btw!

    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      I will be selling them next month on my site & there will be a give-away too 🙂 xo

  3. AvatarAlcoholic Drinks

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