No-Sugar-Added Minty Hot Cocoa & Warm Spiced Apple Cider Infused With Orange And Ginger


Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 9:40 am
By: News On 6


No-Sugar-Added Minty Hot Cocoa

Ingredients:

• 8 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

• 4-8 packets of Splenda sweetener (to desired sweetness)

• Dash of salt

• 4 cups skim or 1% milk

• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions:

1. Mix 2 teaspoon of cocoa, 1-2 packets of Splenda, and a dash of salt in each mug (4).

2. Heat milk in a medium saucepan, until hot.

3. Gradually add hot milk to each cocoa mixture and stir until well blended.

4. Stir in ½ teaspoon each of vanilla and peppermint extract.

Serves 4

Warm Spiced Apple Cider infused with Orange and Ginger

Ingredients:

• 4 cups of apple cider

• 6 whole cloves

• 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick, broken into pieces

• 1/2 orange, sliced

• 1-inch peeled, fresh ginger, cut into 6 slices

• ¼ tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer over a low flame for 20 minutes. Strain and serve.

Serves 4