Classic Hot Cocoa
- Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa
Fill you mug with your milk of choice - pour milk into a pot.
Add 1 heaping Tbsp. of both high-quality sugar and Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa (or to taste). Whisk together.
Place on stove on low heat, constantly stirring with whisk. Do not let boil or stick the bottom of pot.
When it's hot enough for your taste and all has been dissolved, pour into mug and enjoy!
Double recipe if you wish to share with your Valentine.
Lilla Woodham, Equal Exchange Customer Service Representative and a professional baker, shares this traditional recipe harkening to a day of hot chocolate made with fresh baking cocoa and sugar. Bring back the classics with this lovely, rich cocoa.
- 3 tea bags of your favorite Equal Exchange tea, such as Organic Chai or Organic Rooibos
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- Sugar or honey (optional)
Brew tea using three bags instead of one in a mug. If you wish to sweeten, add desired amount of sugar or honey.
Heat and stir whole milk on stovetop until foam develops - make sure not to boil.
Take tea bags out of the mug when ready. Do not leave in too long or it will taste bitter. Pour into a large cup.
Pour milk into the French Press. Set cover in place, hold down, and carefully pump up and down to froth the milk.
Pour frothed milk into the large cup with tea, stir a bit. Top with a dollop of foam.
Peppermint Patty in a Cup
- 2 teaspoons Equal Exchange Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 c. water
- 5 bags Equal Exchange Organic Peppermint Tea
- 1 c. Equal Exchange Organic Hot Cocoa
- 1/2 c. half and half
Bring water to a near boil. Steep the 5 bags of peppermint tea in the water for 4-5 minutes, then take out. Add the hot cocoa and half and half, turn heat on low and stir until fully dissolved and heated. Serve with an optional mint garnish and enjoy!
Try with Equal Exchange Organic Chai Tea for a spicy, warming treat.
Contributed by Andrew Driscoll, Natural Foods Sales Representative for Equal Exchange