My hot chocolate recipes have been evolving lately. Here is what I had this morning and it was great:
1 cup soy milk (or regular milk)
fresh juice from one small orange (mine was actually a 'portugal' - a tangerine like fruit that is in season here in Trinidad right now)
2 heaping teaspoons good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp raw sugar (adjust this according to taste and the sweetness of the soy milk)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp (or less) cayenne pepper
light whipped cream for topping
Heat milk and OJ in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Combine hot milk and the other ingredients except for whipped cream in a blender (or better yet - vitamix) and blend until frothy. Top with cream and, for a special occasion, shaved chocolate.
Why try this???
Cinnamon, Cayenne, and Cocoa (3 C's?) are supposed to be very good for you. Of course you can leave out, decrease, or increase the Cayenne according to you tolerance.
So try it!