Hot cocoa? In this particular season what could possibly be any better?
Did you know that there is actually a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa? Well let us help you! Hot chocolate is made by using ground chocolate, which contains cocoa butter, and is then mixed with hot milk to make drinking chocolate. Hot cocoa is made solely from cocoa powder which has been methodically separated through another process. The result has very little fat and calories (you’re welcome!).
Never feel guilty when indulging in a decadent cup of hot cocoa. Firstly, there are a variety of health benefits that justify drinking one, or maybe several cups. Secondly, you can spruce it up however you want. Whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, toffee bits, peppermint patties and caramel are just a few of the ways that you can enjoy your steaming cup of yummy joy. For the adults in the room, how about a shot of an Irish cream or peppermint liqueur after a day in the snow with the kids? They have their hot chocolate, and you can have yours!
Seriously guys! ‘Tis the season to indulge and if you feel guilty enough, work it off in the new year like everyone else 😉