4 oz cocoa powder
2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 – 4 tablespoons evaporated cane sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Optional toppings: Whipped cream, ground cinnamon, chopped hazelnuts, peppermint sticks
In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, salt, sugar and mix until the mixture is completely dissolved with a consistent texture. Add the cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract and whisk occasionally, until the milk has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Pour the hot cocoa into two cups, add the marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkle some hazelnuts on top and a little bit of cinnamon.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.