Seems like no matter where you are in the United States, you’re being impacted by some winter weather this weekend. Here in New York, we got a nice amount of snow and I spent 90% of my day yesterday indoors staying warm. I prepped some food, got a little bit of blog work done, caught up with a good friend via telephone (#adulting) and then cozied up by the fireplace for the night.
I just started reading Loving What Is (amazon affiliate link) and we also watched the latest episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Holy cow, you guys! Have you watched it? So crazy! I’m obsessed with learning about Scientology now. If you’re like me and looking for more, there is also a documentary on HBO called Going Clear to check out!
Because it was so cold and snowy yesterday, hot chocolate sounded like a perfect midday treat to warm up with. Standard hot chocolate mixes are usually way too sweet for me–I prefer a tart, dark chocolatey flavor. I’ve made my own hot chocolate with cocoa powder before, but this time I decided to try out cacao powder, which offers up more antioxidants as well as magnesium and iron. Navitas Naturals is my go-to brand, available at Whole Foods or online (Use my affiliate link to get 15% off!) Instead of just cacao powder and almond or cow’s milk, I took this hot chocolate up another notch by using egg nog! Y’all know I love egg nog. The holiday season may be over, but there were a few bottles of eggnog still on sale at Whole Foods the other day, so I snagged one!
And so my Eggnog Hot Chocolate was born! This mug of slightly sweet, rich chocolatey goodness was JUST what I was looking for as the snow fell outside yesterday. The recipe below is for a single mug, but can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled as needed. Cheers, friends! Stay warm!
- 8 oz egg nog
- 1 TBSP cacao powder (I used Navitas Naturals)
- 1 tsp dark chocolate chips
- Combine egg nog and cacao in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add dark chocolate chips, stirring well.
- Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes, until well combined and a thick, creamy cocoa has formed.
- Serve hot with optional marshmallows or whipped cream.
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