HOT COCOA MAGIC

This is a gluten free, lactose free, non-refined sugar concoction that is honestly better than any normal hot chocolate beverage I have ever had (except from Aroma in Jerusalem). I developed this for the sensitive stomachs around but it came to be a favourite amongst even the hardiest digestive tracts!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of Hazelnut milk

4 tablespoons of cocoa or carob or a combination of both

1/2 cup of maple syrup and/or agave

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of ground vanilla

a pinch of lavender buds (optional)

Bring the milk to boil over high heat and mix in all the other ingredients. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, let those ingredients really get to know each other.

Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Recipe and illustrations by Rosie Kosinski