It's here! The holiday season is upon us! I love this time of year. LOVE IT! I get to see family, celebrate with friends, sip hot chocolate, shop for gifts, decorate, bake sweets and eat feasts. Peaking of hot chocolate... cocoa is one of my favorite winter treats. So rich and warm. We had company over yesterday for christmas decorating and I whipped this up for us to sip while we hung stockings and turned up the christmas playlist.
I consider this AIP but it does have chocolate in it so depending on your feelings it might not be AIP for you. Carob powder can be substituted in place of the chocolate, use the same amount.
Mea's Hot Cocoa
6 tablespoons dark chocolate or cocoa powder
4 tablespoons raw local honey
1 bag vanilla tea (optional - I used yogi-tea tahitian vanilla hazelnut)
1 14 oz tin coconut milk (full fat)
14 oz water
Whisk together all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit 2 minutes. Remove tea bag and serve.