>> Monday, December 13, 2010 – chocolate drink, festive chocolate drink, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, low fat hot chocolate, low fat hot cocoa, marshmallow
Hot chocolate, Hot cocoa almost everyone's favorite comforting drink for this cold weather and festive season. Ok when talking about hot chocolate and Hot Cocoa, these terms are often used interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between two, especially nutritional properties. Hot chocolate or Drinking chocolate is made from chocolate bars melted into a cream or ground into a powder. Hot chocolate has a very high sugar, fat content and low cocoa content. Hot cocoa is made from raw cocoa powder, which is pressed chocolate which removes the fat of the cocoa butter. You can just mix the hot cocoa mix just with hot water as it contains non-fat dried milk powder, Cocoa powder, sugar etc. The nutrition in Healthy hot Cocoa can be very good for us, especially if you minimize the sugar and fat.
Ok but today I am not posting both hot chocolate and hot cocoa. Something special!!! in which you can feel and taste the heavenly chocolate flavor. Wondering what’s special in it???? Yah a delicious, heavenly and lip smacking chocolate drink with very less sugar, no milk, healthy but tasty. Yah Chocolate drink using coconut water. I got this clue from some magazine which I registered in my mind few months back, from then I am making this often. I bet you will feel the richness of chocolate in every sip :) Try it !!! Sure you will fall in love with this healthy chocolate drink. Here is the recipe for healthy drink for your chocolate craving.....
DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE DRINK
Coconut water - 500ml (Preferably sweet coconut water, since my coconut water was sweet. I did not add any extra sugar)
Bitter sweet chocolate (60 % Cocoa) - 1/3 cup ( You can use Dark chocolate if you want)
Sugar - add based on your sweetness of coconut water
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
Marshmallow - few for topping
1. Pour coconut water in the pot warm it.
2. Now add the bitter sweet chocolate to it.
3. Whisk it once it is melted and blended with coconut water.
4. Add a Tbsp of good quality cocoa powder. Whisk and let it come to a boil.
5. Switch of the flame. Pour hot in your serving cup. Top it with few marshmallows when it is hot.
Enjoy warm delicious healthy chocolate drink!!!