Not everyone drinks coffee.
And while that leads me to wonder how they function in everyday life, I have to remind myself that I used to be one of these individuals.
Another life, I suppose.
Anyways, most of the people that don’t drink coffee will often turn to tea instead as their drink of choice.
But what about the people that don’t drink tea or coffee?
Well, I’m further bamboozled by this one, but at least I can recommend something to them still…
You probably think of hot cocoa or drinking chocolate (sometimes defined as the sam and sometimes not depending on who you ask) as a decadent dessert-like beverage reserved for times when the weather keeps you indoors.
But that’s not how we think of this drink.
To us, like butter coffee, drinking chocolate can be an anytime beverage that is full of Wild nutrition and energy.
Here is our take on it: The Wild Drinking Chocolate Recipe Template
We call it a template because we encourage you to think of this recipe as just a starting point. You should experiment with the ingredients and amounts to find your favorite concoction.
The base liquid can be milk (nut, cow’s, sheep’s, coconut) or water. After that, the next primary ingredient is 1-2 TBSP of Wild Chocolate Powder.
From there, you can sweet to your preferred tastes and add optional ingredients including but not limited to:
- Wild MCT Oil
- Unsalted Pastured Butter
- Coconut Milk/Cream
- Wild Cocoa Butter
- Wild Vanilla Powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Wild Coffee
The process for making Wild Drinking Chocolate is stupid-simple: Just heat your preferred liquid in a pot over medium-low heat before whisking in all desired ingredients. Additionally, if you want a superfine texture, you can add the hot mixture to a blender and blend to create a warm, frothy beverage.
Add a scoop of Wild Whey and you have a delicious protein shake.
Wild Drinking Chocolate
This recipe is nearly identical to our Wild Butter Brew Coffee recipe, but by using milk or water instead of coffee as the base (butter being optional), you end up with the drink recipe below.
A thing we often encourage here at Wild Foods is experimenting in the kitchen.
That means to look at a recipe as a "template" and not a "recipe."
We want you to look at a recipe, like the one below, and follow it as a rough guideline, making tweaks here and there and tasting and refining your final concoction.
Because you are a unique little snowflake (and I mean that with all sincerity), you have a different palate and preference for the foods you eat and drink.
You might like your drinks sweeter or not sweet at all. You might prefer iced over hot drinks (like I do). And so on.
The recipe below is our Wild Recipe Template take on traditional hot Cocoa/Drinking Chocolate
- Bring 10 Ounces Water To Near Boil In Small Pot.
- Add 2 TBSP Wild Chocolate Powder
- Add 1-2 TBSP Sweetener (We Used Xylitol)
- Add A Dash Of Sea Salt
- Taste And Adjust If Necessary
- Pour Into Your Favorite Mug
The Recipe Template
- 10 Ounces Water, Wild Coffee or Choice Milk
- 2 TBSP Wild Chocolate
- 2 Teaspoons Preferred Sweetener
- Dash of Sea Salt
- Dash Cayenne Pepper
- Dash Turmeric
- 1-2 TBSP Wild MCT Oil
- 1-2 TBSP Unsalted Pastured Butter or Ghee
- 1-2 TBSP Coconut Milk or Cream
- 1 TBSP Wild Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 TSP Wild Vanilla Powder
- Heat liquid in a saucepan over medium-low heat
- Whisk in ingredients
- Taste and adjust to desired strength and sweetness
Note: If using butter or cocoa butter, blend to create a frothy brew.
Iced: Pour into the mason jar and place it in the freezer for 5 minutes before adding ice.
Smoothie: After step 2, place ingredients and 2 cups of ice in blender and blend.
Protein: Let mixture cool a bit, then add 1 scoop of Wild Whey and shake to combine!