January 15, 2012

Cinnamon Double (Hot) Chocolate

Normally, I don't post on Sundays.  However, on this particular Sunday I am still at home feeling sick (I don't have a fever anymore, just a bit of a sore throat, and now my symptoms include a RUNNY nose and cough...great...).  Bo is still away for his guys weekend, and since I have a busy week of teaching and travelling ahead, I am trying to lay-low and take care of myself.  I really don't have time to be sick right now...not that my body is listening...

I realize that I sound a little mopey in the post's introduction, but I assure you that this post isn't an Ally pity-party!  Actually, this post is about something that always makes me feel better: hot chocolate.

Last night, while coloring and watching a Twilight movie marathon (thanks for letting me borrow your DVD's Colbi!), my throat was crying out for something warm and soothing.  But I have had so much hot tea since Thursday that I couldn't bear to think about another mug-full of the stuff.  Instead, I decided to whip up some hot chocolate, but not just any ol' hot chocolate, this recipe has cinnamon and double the chocolate, and therefore...double the comfort factor!

Cinnamon Double (Hot) Chocolate
Serves 1

1 T Ghirardelli cocoa (trust me, quality cocoa makes a huge difference!)
1 T brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 C Almond Breeze Chocolate - unsweetened
1 T maple syrup


  • Add cocoa, cinnamon, and 3 T of chocolate milk to your mug, and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  • Add remaining milk and microwave for 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and maple syrup, and whisk together.
  • Microwave an additional 1 - 1 1/4 minutes.
  • Enjoy! (coloring and Twilight movies optional)

Up next - a post about Bo and I expanding our family (and no, I'm not pregnant or planning on getting pregnant any time soon)!

Question of the Day:

Hot chocolate vs. hot tea vs. coffee: which one wins in your opinion?!

Ally and Bo


  1. I love hot tea in the morning, coffee in the afternoon and hot cocoa best at night... Though, if I had to choose, my favorite is a chai tea latte (with almond milk!)

  2. I haven't had a chai tea latte in so long! Now you have me craving one :) Maybe we can grab one TOGETHER when I visit this spring!!!

  3. Yay! Super happy you posted Amberly :) Trust me, you would LOVE this hot chocolate. It reminds me of when we were young and we would take a break from the slopes in Taos for a hot chocolate in the Whistle Stop Cafe! Good memories, friend.