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Iced Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa

August 21st, 2013 at Wed, 21st, 2013 at 3:57 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie

What?!

Iced-Hot?!

Iced Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa 

iced-hot-cocoa-cin-orange

Recently there was a study that was shared on every news channel, news paper and all over social media talking about how

2 Cups of Cocoa A Day Improves Brainpower

Well since I am an avid chocolate lover and supporter I had to test this theory out.

So of course this study comes out in the middle of the “Hottest Summer on Record” so how the heck are you supposed to really enjoy – Hot Cocoa  and test this theory out?

So I decided to come up with my own recipe to share with you,

so that we can all partake in this study.

Iced Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa was created with quick thinking and enthusiasm.

My recipe is Gluten-Free, Diary-Free and Sugar-Free

Iced Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa 

2 servings 

1 rounded TBS Pernigotti Cocoa Powder

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk – SoDelicious

1 Tbs light coconut milk aka cream, Native Forest NON-GMO, can

1/4 tsp cinnamon

3-4 Orange slices, cut into 1/4 inch

2 Mason Jars and straws

2-4 Big Cubes of Ice, slow melting

Add the coconut milk and cream to a pot and heat over medium heat just hot enough to incorporate the ingredients.   Add the cocoa and cinnamon. Use a whisk for 2-3 minutes to mix the ingredients and add a little air or froth.

Slice the Oranges and add them to the Mason Jars.  Add the large Ice Cubes 1-2 per jar or glass.

large-block-ice-cube

Carefully and slowly pour the hot cocoa into the Mason Jars over the big block ice cubes.

Add the straws, top with some Orange rind and sip slowly while you think about all your favorite memories!

I thought I would include a news video about the health topic mentioned – the Harvard Study.  Please be patient through the commercial and a few other helpful health tips before they mention the Hot Cocoa Study!

 

Let’s just say that I have made this a daily habit – 1 Iced Cinnamon Orange Hot Cocoa ever since I heard about this study on August 7, 2013.  I haven’t missed a day yet or felt the need for a reminder to put it in my calendar!

It must be working!

 

Salud!

Lisa

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