Hi everyone and welcome to our January focus on kids and cooking here at Take Back the Kitchen. Today we have a health minded young gal who wants her cocoa but wants her good health too. No packets of HFCS for her in a cocoa envelope!
By the way, where does Kayla get her interest in health? From her mom who believes in holistic bodies …and hair! Kayla’s mom is Ahava Felicidad, a curly hair cutter , mine to be exact! and she does an incredible job on curly headed women who don’t want to go into the city to Devachun. Here is her website: http://ahavafelicidad.wordpress.com/
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Now for the recipe:
Kayla Iman’s Hot Cocoa:
3 pieces of dark chocolate-Chocolove
3-4 TBS goat milk powder (can get at Whole Foods)
Two cups water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup heavy cream for whipping on top
Tools: Pot, hand held mixer, pot holders, spoon, mixing bow, measuring glass and measuring spoons.
First put a big pot on the stove. Then pour in your two cups of water. Heat on med-high flame for five minutes. While your water is heating up add 3 Tbsp of goat milk powder. Let the water simmer until the powder dissolves. Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Add your three pieces of dark chocolate. Add 1/3 cup of sugar. Turn down your heat to low-medium. Stir with a spoon for about a minute. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Turn off your heat and let it cool for 5 minutes so you don’t burn your tongue. While the hot chocolate is cooling down, blend heavy cream for up to five minutes or until fluffy.
Pour into mugs and spoon whipped cream on top. Enjoy!