Last night I had a little chocolate breakdown.
I had made a decision to buy only fair trade chocolate after my Bye Bye Kit Kat post so it really sucked when I broke down last night and in addition to my fair trade Dairy milk bar, I had a (gasp!) Reece’s Peanut Butter cup….
In my defense my husband bought it.
So to get back on the fair trade wagon I thought I would post my organic/fair trade hot chocolate recipe!
This recipe makes 4 mugs of hot chocolate (put some in the fridge and heat it up later, mmmm)
You will need:
- Equal parts boiling water and cocoa (I use Cuisine Camino organic fair trade)About 1/3 cup each.
- About 4 cups of milk ( I use organic whole milk because I figure more fat=better hot chocolate, but that’s me…)
- 3/4 cups of white sugar (I haven’t switched to organic yet…)
- A bit of fair trade chocolate for shaving or grating
Mix the boiling water, cocoa, sugar and a tiny dash of salt well in a microwave safe container. Add 4 cups of milk and slap that into the microwave for a few minutes, stirring whenever you feel like it.
When it reaches the perfect temperature take it our and mix it even more!
I grate some chocolate on top (that would be the pencil shaving looking stuff) or you could add a cinnamon stick or a tiny splash of vanilla extract.
*While you’re enjoying your hot chocolate, check out this article:World of Green urges consumers to buy fair trade in celebration of National Fair Trade Month.