Who doesn’t love a warm cup of cocoa? Making your own is one more way to cut down on sugar and be sure your ingredients are only the best for your sweethearts. Warm, delicious cocoa, made at home. Enjoy!
1/4 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/3 cup organic sugar (1/4 cup would be good, too)
1/3 cup hot water
pinch sea salt
4 cups milk – we are using farm fresh milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 tiny drop of peppermint oil for Peppermint Cocoa
Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, vanilla and salt in a medium saucepan.
Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Lower heat.
Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
Stir in the milk with heat set to medium, but do not boil.
Remove from the heat Serve immediately. We like to whisk ours so the milk is frothy on top!
If you do boil, the cocoa will form a harmless but yucky film across the top when you serve it.
Pronounced Com Boo Cha. . .such a fun drink! We discovered Kombucha a few years back. You can make your own. Or, you can buy a variety of brands at your local health store.
If you are in a YHS Co-op, you can order via the dry good list.
An easy way to drink Kombucha is to take an existing store brand (or make your own. .. see previous post!) and add just a little of any organic juice to flavor it. Take GT’s brand for example: Gingeraide is great with 1 or 2 oz. of Knudsen Organic Apple Juice. If you love limes. . .try a squeeze of lime with a Strawberry Kombucha.
People drink kombucha because it is reported to help with a variety of things, but mainly because it’s cultured and full of good probiotics and enzymes to enhance your health.
We find Kombucha to be energizing and delicious. . .how about you?
We make family size portions by using our blender. Make two or three quarts worth and enjoy it like mint tea, all day long.
Barley Max Mint comes from http://www.HACRES.com and is the best tasting green drink! The powder mixes all the way and is a smooth, delicious drink and easy way to get more greens into your daily routine.
Fresh goat milk has many benefits and is known to be easier to digest than cows milk. If you haven’t tried fresh goat milk, you might like it best with something added like this recipe, below. Cold and satisfying.
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cider has reduced to 4 cups, about 25 minutes. Remove fruit and spices with a slotted spoon.
This recipe was submitted by my long time friend, Becky Dale.