Nov 09

Ultimate Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Warm up the winter with almond-inspired hot chocolate

(NC) Nothing comforts us on a cold day like a cup of hot chocolate. From a skating trip with the family or getting cozy in front of the fire, hot chocolate warms from the inside out. This version, made with almond beverage, is also a delicious option for those who are lactose-intolerant.

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) Almond Breeze Original

1/3 cup (75 mL) bittersweet or milk chocolate chips2 tbsp (30 mL) miniature marshmallows

Directions

Heat almond beverage, chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of miniature marshmallows in a small saucepan over medium heat until chocolate and marshmallows are melted, stirring frequently. Pour mixture into large mugs for serving and top with remaining miniature marshmallows.

Variations:

Chocolate Mocha: Stir in 1 tsp instant espresso powder.

Mexican Mocha: Prepare Chocolate Mocha, adding a generous pinch of cinnamon.

Chocolate Caramel: Omit marshmallows and stir in 4 caramel candies.

Yield: 2 servings

Nutritional Analysis: Per serving: 210 calories, 9 g sugar, 10 g fat (4.5 saturated fat), 30 g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 1 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium. % RDI: 20% calcium, 10% vitamin A, 6% iron.More information and cooking inspiration is available at www.almondbreeze.ca.

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