One thing I love on days like today, is a cup of hot cocoa with cinnamon. I could put cinnamon in all my hot beverages. Did you know that consuming cinnamon generates warmth in the system and is useful for people who have cold feet and hands? I think I need some.
Here is a quick recipe:
Cocoa with Cinnamon
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 - 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1 cup and 1 tablespoon cold milk
1 cinnamon stick
In a mug, mix cocoa powder with sugar, and about 1 tbsp of cold milk until it is like a paste. Set aside. In a saucepan, pour in remainder of the milk and add the cinnamon stick then bring to a boil (or until hot for those that have kids). Pour into mug and mix well. Top with whip cream and a sprinkle of shaved chocolate on top.
* My kids love to stir it with a candy cane if we have some. Tastes great!