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One thing that I missed an awful lot when I first became lactose intolerant was hot chocolate. A staple in the winter, I missed cuddling under a warm blanket with it! Back in late 2010 my mom found this recipe for hot chocolate from “Hints from Heloise”, and we modified it to make it delicious and lactose free!

ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered soy milk (can use regular powered milk too)
  • 1/4 cup powdered cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered non-dairy creamer (check to make sure it’s lactose free. Can use any flavor to change it up. I typically go with vanilla flavored).
  • *optional: Can add any other spices to the mix (i.e. cinnamon, all spice, cloves) or add a bit of flavoring (I love almond and peppermint. orange is also interesting) once you have the mix stirred into the water or milk (i personally like to use almond milk)

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(I got that mug while in town for the Monumental Half Marathon)

Combine together and store in a cool, dry place in a sealed container (or in the freezer if you’re going to use it slowly). Like I mentioned, you can mix in other spices or just put them into the cup itself upon cooking. I love to add in things like a piece of peppermint to mix it up as well. Another thing I have done on occasion- poured a cup of coffee and then put 1-2 tsp of the mix into it. It makes a nice mocha flavor- YUM!

Yet another thing to add to my list of “happiness in the winter” 🙂 Enjoy!

Now it’s your turn to share! What’s your favorite way to drink hot chocolate? 

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