Hot Cocoa

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After Summer, rainy, windy and cold days come. There are many solutions to stay cozzy and warmduring the day. Besides getting a great jacket, wear socks and layers we can drink hot cocoa! To stay warm in a day of school I used to bring my tea bag, milk, coffee or cocoa which I prepared in the school’s lunch area. You may mixed the cocoa with milk, water or coffee. Since I use the unsweetened cocoa, I sometimes add agave, honey or brown sugar to taste.

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Feel free to add any spice (allspice, cloves, anis, cinnamon, nutmeg or cayenne for a spicy hot cocoa). You may also add ginger to increase the heat effect. For a more chocolaty drink add some dark chocolate chips. You may also prepared it with coconut milk and coffee and you have a distinguished and healhty homemade Coconut Mocha. Or just add coffe and there you will make a mocha.

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The cocoa I always use is Cortés. It is a Puerto Rican brand. There products have a high quality and can be easily bought in a market. You can visit there restaurant and museum at the Old San Juan http://www.casacortespr.com/

Drinking a cocoa anytime of the day can make you comfortable. It is really nice to prepare cocoa at night to share with your family.

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Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yield: 1 person

1T cocoa          1/2tz almond milk/coffee/water     1T sweetner of choice

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Procedure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Put all the ingredients in a small pot on medium heat until the cocoa powder has dissolved.

Nutritional Facts (cocoa with water): 1.25g fat     2g carbohydrates     2.5g protein

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