Superfood Hot Chocolate Three Ways
I’ve always been a chocolate lover, but as I’ve gotten older and my palate has changed, I’ve leaned less toward the super sweet milk chocolate and more toward the rich, decadent, dark chocolate. I look for chocolate with a minimum of 70% cacao, very little added sugars and junk. My chocolate of choice is 85% cacao. But I digress. This post is not really about chocolate bars at all. It’s about a super creamy, hot cuppa chocolate, with superfood powers. None of that artificial flavor, GMO, corn syrupy junk in the store. Ew.
Actually, the reason I created this recipe was a) because I love a delicious warm beverage to sip on in the cooler winter months, and b) because my friends at Finex Cookware gifted me one of their adorable 1 quart sauce pots and is letting me give one away and I instantly thought about making hot chocolate. See my Instagram for contest details and below for product info.
Why do I call this recipe “superfood hot chocolate?” Well, it’s because I used ingredients that are nutrient dense and are actually good for you like, raw cacao, cacao butter, cinnamon, cayenne, peppermint, collagen, MCT oil, grassfed butter, vanilla, just to name a few! And no, not all together… that might taste, umm, a bit overboard. I’ve included a base recipe for the hot chocolate with three additional variations, plus optional add in options for my super powers and an some adulty add ins too! Oh, and you might want to make my boozy maple bourbon marshmallows for a fun hot chocolate topper!
Let’s do this…
SUPERFOOD HOT CHOCOLATE
(base recipe for 2-3 servings)
Here are three variations you might enjoy:
Use base recipe and add the additional ingredients while heating mixture in skillet.
The Spicy Mexican
1-2 cinnamon sticks and/or
1 drop cinnamon essential oil (therapeutic grade)
cayenne pepper, to taste (a little goes a LONG way!)
Adulty option: splash tequila
3-4 green cardamom pods* and/or
1 drop cardamom essential oil (therapeutic grade)
1 slice orange peel* and/or
1 drop wild orange essential oil (therapeutic grade)
Adulty option: splash bourbon
*Disgard cardamom pods/orange peel by straining before serving.
1 drop peppermint essential oil (therapeutic grade)
1 tsp bourbon vanilla extract and/or
1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
Adulty option: splash vodka
MAKE IT BULLETPROOF:
Per cup, add in the following and blend in high powered blender for 30 seconds.
1 tbsp grassfed butter
1 tbsp Brain Octane/MCT oil
1 scoop grassfed collagen peptides
ABOUT THE FINEX SKILLET…
My friends at Finex gifted me this gorgeous sauce pot. All opinions are my own.
This Finex 1 quart cast iron sauce pot is especially designed for soups, side dishes and sauces and is stable and won’t tip!
- individually handcrafted and assembled from premium American cast iron
- ergonomic “speed cool” spring handles
- polished smooth easy release cooking surface
- octagonal “multi-pour” design that allows for pouring in 6 directions
- made by in Portland, OR USA