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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Paleo Hot Cocoa

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!

Paleo Hot Cocoa
We had just returned from a fun, yet chilly visit walking through a local Christmas lights display, and nothing sounded better than steaming mugs of hot cocoa! Since we'd sworn off the packaged stuff, I whipped up the following. Refined sugar and lactose free--and yum!

This barely made enough for the three of us, so you will probably want to double the recipe if you're serving a family. You'll really want to play around with the amount of vanilla, cinnamon, and sweetener to taste. We went higher on the vanilla and found it really tasted great.

Ingredients
1 can coconut milk 
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp cocoa powder 
Pinch of salt -optional, but it really brings out the chocolate flavor
2 Tbsp OR TO TASTE maple syrup, honey, or palm sugar
1 tsp vanilla or to taste
1/2 tsp cinnamon or to taste


Directions
With a wire whisk, mix milk, water, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.  When warm, start adding your sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon and adjust to personal taste. Heat until hot enough for your preference and serve!

By the way, here's a quick snippet I shot on my phone as we walked through the light display...this awesome neighborhood synchronizes all their lights with holiday music. So fun!
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J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!

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