Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate
Did you know that most regular store-bought hot cocoa mixes are full of sugar and calories, sometimes even as much as 28 grams in a single serving? Here’s our healthier and equally delicious spin on a holiday classic that you can indulge in every day, guilt-free.
Total Time: 10 minutes Makes: 2 Cups of Tea Tea Type: Stash Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea
Our Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea to create a delicious tea-infused extract and a few everyday spices you’ll find in your pantry, this is one cozy drink you’ll love to warm up with in the cooler months.
4 tea bags Stash Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea
1 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1½ cups milk choice
I tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon ginger powder
1 pinch ground cardamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon backstrap molasses
Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan on the stove. Once near boiling, remove from heat and add 4 tea bags of Stash Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and bring the saucepan to low boil. Add in 2 teaspoons of sugar, constantly stirring to ensure that sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from stove and let tea extract cool.
In a small bowl, mix cocoa powder, spices and salt.Heat half of the milk in a second saucepan and bring it to medium heat. Heat until it’s very warm but never boiling. Stir in tea extract, and the cocoa powder and spice mix. Whisk until all lumps are removed. Add in the rest of the milk and whisk together until everything is combined.
Serve in 2 mugs. Enjoy!