Refined Sugar Free Hot Chocolate
This is almost exactly how my mom used to make hot chocolate for me and my siblings when we were kids. The only difference is she used refined sugar and I obviously swapped that out for date paste. My version passed the picky five year old daughter test with flying colours. In fact she said it was the best hot chocolate ever (and she’s had plenty of conventional sugary hot chocolate over the years to compare it to). You can also serve this recipe cold and call it chocolate milk!
Refined Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe:
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons date paste (see my date paste recipe for instructions)
1 tablespoon boiling water
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Add the cocoa powder and boiling water to a pot on the stove or a microwave safe bowl and stir until the cocoa powder is dissolved. Add the date paste, vanilla extract and milk and heat until your desired temperature is reached, either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Makes 1 serving of hot chocolate so scale this recipe up or down as needed.