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
2 cups (500 mL) Almond Breeze Original
1/3 cup (75 mL) bittersweet or milk chocolate chips2 tbsp (30 mL) miniature marshmallows
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.
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.