While the subzero temperatures here in Wisconsin are beginning to thaw it isn’t quite bikini and flip flop weather yet. Until then not much is better on cold day than a cup of hot cocoa Here is a fun recipe to make with your kids on a cold day that will have you feeling cozy inside in no time.
Toasted Coconut Cocoa
3 cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk
3 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Honey or 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Whipped Cream (optional)
Place the shredded coconut on a baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree toaster oven or oven for 3-5 minutes, set aside. Whizz the rest of the ingredients (not including whipped cream) in a blender for a few minutes till mostly combined. Heat in a saucepan on medium heat until warm. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut! Makes about 3-4 Servings. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Homemade Whipped Cream
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Put a metal bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Use the bowl to beat the whipping cream till soft peaks form, using an electric mixer. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until a thick whipped cream is formed, this will take a few minutes. Store in the fridge or freezer.