With the new year rolling in, it’s time to get one of my resolutions started which is to post a health recipe every Sunday in the new “The Sunday Chef” column. Today’s feature is a raw milk warmer from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon, and it has a rich chocolate flavor, to get you through the cold weather months.
Unlike normal hot chocolate (which is full of corn syrup solids and artificial flavors), this drink calls for only a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen:
- 1 1/2 Cups raw milk
- 2 Tbsp carob powder
- 3-4 Tbsp maple syrup or 1/4 Tsp stevia powder
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp chocolate extract
- 1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (I omitted these as I did not have any on hand)
All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients in a glass container (I used a measuring cup) with a wire whisk. Then place in a pan of simmering water (stirring once in a while) until the drink is warm. I tried my drink first with the stevia and my second with the syrup and found that the syrup made for a more rich, flavorful drink.