Spiced Hot Chocolate

Nothing warms your bones after being out in the snow like a nice warm cup of hot chocolate.  Now you can drink it and feel good about drinking it.  It’s getting cold here and the first thing the kids want when they come in from doing their chores is hot chocolate.  While we don’t have it every day, I can make it occasionally as a special treat.

Spiced Hot Chocolate

In a medium sized saucepan on medium heat, mix honey, chocolate and hot water.  Stir until chocolate is melted and hot, about 2 minutes.  Whisk in milk and add vanilla, spices and salt.  Cover and warm the milk but DO NOT BOIL for about 10-15 mins or longer, letting the spices steep.

Or you can just go to the store and get a package with the following ingredients:

Sugar, Corn Syrup, Vegetable Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Coconut or Palm Kernel and Canola. Hydrogenated Palm, Soybean, Cottonseed, and/or Safflower), Dairy Product Solids, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Caseinate (From Milk), Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Aluminodilicate, Mono-and Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Artificial Flavors, Sucralose.

Um, yeah, no thank you.  9 real ingredients verses 15-21 not quite real and some downright awful ingredients.  Does the real thing really take that much more time?  I don’t think so.

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