The last of the murder mystery novels have been long read, public television hasn’t scheduled enough translated British novels onto the TV screen to satisfy your boredom. You know that you need something rejuvenating to refuel the hope that soon winter will die by the warm hands of spring. It is time to prepare a steaming bowl of hot chocolate that will highlight the March calendar day marked as “cocoa fix needed”.

Hot Chocolate is a way of life and may well be the most democratic food in the world, because it does the job to satisfy the most people. It is said you can enjoy hot chocolate every day of the year without repeating a single thought of guilt. The art of making cocoa by hand is mixology art – not science as for baking a chocolate cake. Homemade cocoa is well worth the effort.

RECIPE FOR TWO CUPS OF HOT CHOCOLATE
16 ounces whole milk
2 TAB COCOA POWDER 16-22%
3 TAB LIGHT BROWN SUGAR

* using soy milk, almond milk or rice milk- increase the fat content by adding 2 Tab coconut milk

Heat the milk until steaming and stir in the cocoa powder and light brown sugar. For an additional kick- you can choose to add 1 Teaspoon of one of the following:
Powdered Ginger
Matcha Green Tea
Cinnamon
Cayenne Pepper
Instant Coffee