I sort of feel like making a batch of hot chocolate for my kids is the perfect way to say “I love you”, “Feel better”, “Don’t be sad”, and “Warm up” all in one cute little mug.
Today my 6 year came running home crying because her BFFFFF neighbor is leaving for Germany for 3 weeks. She is devastated because at 6, this is the sort of major tragedy that feels like it will break you forever. I was thinking about how I could make it better for her. It’s cold outside, it gets dark at like 4pm (and that’s only a slight exaggeration), there a bazillion viruses going around at their school, and she was sad. I put on my mommy problem solving hat and came up with this:
- Go take a bath
- Put on some warm cozies
- I’ll make the hot chocolate
It worked! So while my 2 girls jumped into the tub and my son ran around in his football “uniform”, I threw the ingredients into a pot and in less than 10 minutes, all was right with the world again. I love this hot chocolate recipe because it is junk free (of course) and because I load it with sick season essentials. There are lots of germies circulating right now so I am trying my best to keep as many of them at bay as possible!
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 14 ounces water (I refill the coconut milk can)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin C crystals (333mg per serving)
- 3 heaping tablespoons Gelatin (1 tablespoon per serving)(omit for Vegan option)
- 3 drops of 1000 iu Vitamin D drops (1000iu per serving) or THIS ONE for Vegan option
- heaping tablespoon organic cocoa powder
- Optional: 1 teaspoon Unflavored Magnesium Powder (can be a little tart for some so omit if concerned)
- Optional: 10 drops Chocolate Stevia Drops
- Combine all ingredients in a pot over high heat and whisk until well combined – the cocoa powder should be completely dissolved
- Split into 3 mugs and serve right away
Sounds my little family this week too. Hot chocolate definitely is my treat for my kids. Never thought of putting vit D drops in. How much vit D do you give you’re kids normally?
I am comfortable with 1000iu or slightly over a day…
I just made this exactly as it written minus the optional stevia and it is pretty tangy in flavor. My kids have never had hot chocolate so maybe they won’t notice.
Tangy? Hmmm I am not sure what the tang would be from unless the mag was too much for them – you could always leave that out next time if you think that was the culprit – I didn’t notice a tangy flavor?
They didn’t like it either. 🙁
Mmmmm now this is my kinda drink right here! You sound like an awesome mama! Thx for sharing 😀
Thanks lady~~ <3