Monday, July 22, 2013

Food: Chocolate Syrup

Along with gummy candy, Elora's most recent vice is chocolate milk. For this, she has figured out how to get into the refrigerator (we took the handle off previously to keep her out). Helpfully, she will pull out the milk and chocolate syrup and let you know when its the optimal time for you to make her tasty treat.

So, once again, I was on the search for a healthier alternative. I thought it would be super cool to get a neat container and decorate it for her so she knew it was just for her. But first, I needed an Elora approved healthy alternative. HeavenlyHomemakers to the rescue with her Homemade Healthier Chocolate Milk recipe ! If you go to the website, I made the recipe listed first, she has two.  I chose that recipe because it stores in the refrigerator as syrup, where the second recipe is for more of a treat as it makes a blender full of chocolate milk.

Elora loved it! She now pulls that out of the refrigerator instead of the store bought stuff...unless of course, we are out of the homemade stuff!

  • 1 cup sucanat
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix sucanat, cocoa, sea salt and water in a medium sauce pan.
  • Whisk ingredients together and cook on medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil.
  • Boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Allow mixture to cool for just a few minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.

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