Christmas Cocoa

I’m a big fan of hot drinks. I spend a lot of time complaining about feeling cold which explains why I’m often found cuddling a mug.

Last Christmas I was gifted the cutest Christmas mug. It even came with a spoon. I’m a simple-minded kind of person which may help you understand why I found this, seemingly normal gift, so cute.

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This was my first festive photoshoot of the season last year. Unsurprisingly, I was very excited. However, I forgot that all of the Christmas props would be stored away in their various places. To the attic I went and found a nice wreath. To the sitting room I went and found a nice glittery box (we use that for storing cards). To the kitchen I went and found two new candles that my Mammy had just bought. To the baking supplies press I went and found some Christmas napkins. And that my friends is how to make use of what is around you!

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Christmas Cocoa

This recipe is open to your nutritional requirements and tastes. I made it using Alpro Coconut Milk and it was delicious. The sweetness of the coconut milk meant that I needed only a little sugar. Almond milk is equally as tasty and regular dairy milk is perfect if you don’t like the taste of plant milk coming through and competing with the chocolate-y taste.

Hope you enjoy

Amy x

Ingredients
200ml milk of choice
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar (optional)

Method
In your favourite Christmas mug, mix the cocoa powder, sugar and 1 tbsp milk to form a paste.

Heat the remaining milk until steaming – I prefer to do this over the hob rather than in the microwave. Both work well.

Add to the cocoa paste and stir until combined.

Enjoy alone or topped with marshmallows.