I’ve been seeing all these posts on Facebook of day long snow romps from friends and family on the East Coast where I am from. Though I sit in eighty degree heat in Los Angeles, I can’t help but remember the thing I always looked forward to when I finally went back in the house . . . hot cocoa!

So, for all you snowed in and played out East Coasters, here is a crazy easy hot cocoa recipe to use with your Frotha.

First I poured almond milk (you can use any kind of milk) into a mug to the amount I desired. I then added the following:

2 heaping teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 tiny dash cayenne pepper
½ packet of powdered stevia (or 1-2 teaspoons sugar or to taste)

Always remember that in recipes like this, it is important to adjust the flavors the way you like them. Feel free to omit or add other spices.

Then, I used the Frotha to blend the ingredients together. It was so good, I could have just had it cold!

Next I put it in a saucepan to heat it up. When heated, I used the Frotha again to froth up the cocoa. It made it nice and light.

Then, it was ready and I could taste the spices and chocolate as they blended together on my palette. Then I thought about all my cold, out of work family and friends who just finished shoveling their driveways might just love to look forward to this yummy hot drink.