February 13, 2011
Almond Milk Hot Cocoa
For those purposes, my best find so far is almond milk. It has the calcium, some protein, a little sugar, a lovely rich quality, 1/3 the calories of whole milk (60 to a glass, v. 180), and no cholesterol. The flavor is different than cow milk, but tasty. And it melds beautifully with cocoa or with coffee. The other day, I made a batch of hot cocoa as I would normally, except for the liquid substitution (in a saucepan, stirring in dutched cocoa and a smidge of sugar, vanilla and cayenne until the thick drink resembles the signature drink in the movie Chocolat). Magnifique!