We love cocoa around here, and being on the GAPS Diet isn’t going to stop that. Dr. Natasha says that after you have had some healing take place…cacao powder is OK. It is up to you to decide if you’re ready…so here goes. This is also a great dairy free cocoa option.
Minty Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows (GAPS/GF/Dairy Free)
1-8.75 oz box of coconut cream (I get mine here…although unfortunately…they are out of stock right now. You could sub out coconut milk, and probably just use slightly less water. I didn’t try it this way so that’s just an educated guess. :-))
5-6 c. filtered water
1/2 c. raw honey
1/4-1/2 c. cacao powder (depending on how chocolatey you like it)
1/4 tsp peppermint extract (Flavorganics brand is GF)
Put all ingredients in pot, mix until smooth, heat thoroughly. Voila! (6-7 servings)
We topped our cocoa with these fabulous marshmallows from The Urban Poser…they are AWESOME!!!!!
We sipped our cocoa tonight and snacked on these awesome Raspberry Hamantaschen cookies from Elana’s Pantry. Mine looked nowhere near as pretty as hers…but they sure were good. 🙂
I would like to add a disclaimer. With the hamantaschen cookies – I swapped out honey for agave to make them GAPS legal. And yes, we used honey for the cocoa and marshmallows…on GAPS it is the only allowed sweetener. We are totally used to it…however…if you think you’d find the flavor “too much” and don’t have to worry about GAPS legalities…please feel free to use something different.
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Thanks for the work you put into this post/recipe. It’s great to give people an alternative to milk. I can drink milk, but don’t very often…will have to treat myself to a cup of great hot chocolate soon! Blessings!
Thanks! 🙂 Have a great night!
Oh, this is exactly what I want right now! Sounds and looks so delicious, I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
My husband would love this! This would be a great post to share at our Meal Plan Monday link-up at http://www.modernalternativekitchen.com! Hope to see you there tomorrow!