Every once in a while I crave chocolate (don’t we all?) and I either make Coconut Fudge or Coconut Hot Cocoa. This is a very simple and fast recipe. Which is a good thing, because my chocolate cravings usually happen at 10 o’clock at night 😉 I’ll post the Raw Coconut Fudge recipe for you too, don’t worry!
Coconut Hot Cocoa
2/3 cup coconut milk powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder (the brand name Green & Black’s is the best I’ve ever tasted)
1/4 cup raw maple syrup or honey
4 cups purified water, boiling
1 tsp homemade vanilla extract
Place coconut milk, cocoa powder and sweetener in a bowl or saucepan. Add just enough boiling water to make a paste and whisk until smooth (if you skip this step you will have very lumpy, chunky cocoa. Trust me, I did it!) Add remaining hot water and vanilla and whisk. Serve hot. I like mine with a teaspoon of coconut oil in it. It makes me feel very satiated and happy. This is full of good fats and stimulating to the metabolism.
If you’ve never tried coconut milk or coconut cream, they are delicious! I buy my coconut supplies from Mountain Rose Herbs or Wilderness Family Naturals. They are completely organic and raw and sustainably farmed.
And for anyone who is confused about the difference between COCOA powder and COCAO Powder:
Cocoa powder is made when chocolate liquor is pressed to remove three-quarters of its cocoa butter. The remaining cocoa solids are processed to make fine unsweetened cocoa powder. There are two types of unsweetened cocoa powder: natural and Dutch-processed. Cocao powder is the European way to spell Cocoa, but they are an identical food, just pronounced differently. Koh-Koh and Ka-Kow. Same food.
There are so many people in the foodie community that think Cocao powder is some healthy raw alternative to regular old cocoa powder. Some advertising and marketing director started spelling it the french way, so they could charge more for the same product. They call it “raw cocao powder” and suddenly it’s triple the price. Go figure!