When I told my eight year old son that chocolate is a bean, he refused to believe me. I got to show him the proof only this week, when I found roasted raw cocoa beans at our local organic store. It's the first time I've used them this way, so I decided to start small, with a warm cup of cocoa. Our family is now on a GFDF diet, so I used almond milk - this could easily be substituted with cows milk, but may lose a little of the nutty flavour.
- raw cocoa beans (about 15)
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 cinnamon quill
- 1 vanilla bean (split) or 1/2 tsp vanilla