Mexican Hot Chocolate
A Heart-Healthy Beverage Recipe
- 4 cups organic low-fat milk
- 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, combine the milk, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Bring the mixture just to a boil over medium heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder, and simmer for 2 minutes, continuing to whisk the mixture. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and serve with cinnamon sticks if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 193, Total Fat 4 g, Sodium 132 mg, Carbs 34 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 9 g
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