Our friends gave us these fancy marshmallows in a stick with crushed candy canes stuck all over them for Christmas. Paired with a nice mug of cocoa, it made a nice dessert. My husband HATES peppermint (can you imagine!?) so he opted for whipped cream, which I have to say is really good too.
We love Abuelita, but I have been looking for something I can make from scratch. I found a great mix of chocolate, cinnamon and really good vanilla in raw, whole milk that makes a great replacement. If you want to add a little kick, add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper. Not too much, just enough so that people say “what’s that flavor; I can’t quite put my finger on it?”
3 tablespoons sucanat or honey
3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon ground
1 pinch salt
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 cups whole milk or coconut milk
1 teaspoon REALLY good vanilla
Over medium heat, mix sucanat, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually stir in milk and stir constantly until hot, do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into blender and blend until frothy and pour into cups. Serve immediately with marshmallows or whipped cream.
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