November 8, 2012

Ginger Hot Cocoa.. Anyone?

What is more refreshing than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter evening? How about if you spice it up with some ginger?

Raw Cocoa Powder - 2 tsp
Fresh Ginger Root - 1/2 inch piece
Filtered water - 1 cup
Coconut palm sugar - 2 tsp *
Milk - 1/2 cup

Crush the ginger with mortar and pestle (you can just grate the ginger if that is easier).
Add ginger and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the water is reduced to half. Your kitchen will thank you for the warm scent of ginger..:-)
Meanwhile add cocoa and sugar to a mug, mix it with couple of teaspoons of milk until there are no more lumps.
Add milk to boiling ginger-water and heat thru. Strain this into the mug with cocoa and whisk well.
Enjoy hot !!

* You can also sweeten with raw sugar or honey.

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