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Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe!
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The Magic of Hot Chocolate
Ahh, hot chocolate; it's what us Canadians live for when we enter Tim Hortons. Okay, that's not true. I live for it.
But seriously Hot chocolate is great! It can be prepared in any way you want. You can have it thin, thick, creamy, super sweet, or bitter, it can even be spicy! I mean, have you tried Mexican hot chocolate? It's spicy.
For this hot chocolate though, I'll just be giving a simply, quick and easy recipe, that anyone can prepare
Delicious Hot Chocolate Powder from Timmies
- 2 full tbsps Tim Horton's Hot chocolate powder
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, (Or any flavour you like, hazelnut, almond etc...)
- Pinch Cinnamon powder, (Optional)
- Can of Whipped Cream, (Optional)
- Marshmallows, (Optional)
Making the Hot Chocolate
- Add the chocolate powder into your cup.
- Slowly pour in the milk, this allows the powder to break apart and blend easier.
- Pop it into the microwave for 30 secs, take it out, stir, repeat once more, this lets the powder blend completely with the milk.
- Then microwave it once more for 40-50 secs.
- Add the vanilla extract, stir again.
- Add a little bit of whipped cream on top, and sprinkle some cinnamon powder, or you can add marshmallows. Even better - a combination of all three! (Optional)
Thick Italian Hot Chocolate
High Quality Ghirardelli Powder!
- The first hot chocolate beverage came from the Maya civilization over 2,000 years ago!
- While the first cocoa beverage came from the Aztecs!
- Hot chocolate was used to even cure ailments.
- The main difference between chocolate and cocoa, is that cocoa powder has no cocoa butter. This makes it a little healthier than chocolate, although it is more bitter.
- Chocolate and cocoa can help with heart disease, and contains more antioxidants than tea or wine.
- The cocoa bean itself can help with digestion. (I can say this personally... *cough*)
- Careful though, using commercially sold chocolate powder or syrup can have more negative effects than positives, due to additives and fat. This is why using a pure chocolate bar and melting them to create hot chocolate is much healthier! Also, remember, everything in moderation is key.
What do you prefer?
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate
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