How to Make Your Own Homemade CBD Hot Chocolate
Creating your own homemade CBD hot chocolate is a wonderful way to make sure you have a healthy, hot drink that contains anti-inflammatory properties and plenty of antioxidants on those cold winter nights. Hot chocolate can be made with cocoa powder or drinking chocolate, but you will need to add some other ingredients to make it suitable for drinking. It’s best to avoid the powders that have high fructose corn syrup in them. Instead, find raw or roasted cocoa beans, natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Depending on where you live, there may also be local availability of condensed milk which makes for excellent hot chocolate if you like it creamy and rich. Here is how to make your own homemade CBD hot chocolate so that you can enjoy this treat at home whenever the mood strikes!
Things You’ll Need:
- A stainless steel pot or a double boiler (for best results, choose the double boiler)
- Milk (cow, almond, or hemp milk are all good choices) - Try to pick a non-dairy milk if you want a vegan alternative.
- Cocoa powder, drinking chocolate, or condensed milk - Stay away from milk chocolate, which doesn’t have the same anti-inflammatory properties.
- A whisk or a blender
- Sugar or sweetener of choice - There are many types of sweeteners out there, including natural ones like honey and maple syrup or more processed ones like stevia.
- Vanilla extract, ground cinnamon
- CBD oil - CBD oil can be added to any drink to increase its health benefits.
Step 1 – Measure Out Your CBD Oil
Before you begin, you should measure out how much CBD oil you would like to add in your homemade CBD hot chocolate. You can use teaspoons to measure how much oil you need. You can also use a dropper to get the right amount if you prefer. Next, melt the chocolate slowly over low heat in a stainless steel pot or double boiler. You don’t want to add the milk until the chocolate has melted. This is because the milk has a lower melting temperature than the chocolate. Cocoa powder, however, is much easier to dissolve in the milk. If you are using drinking chocolate, you may need to add it to the milk before you heat it up.
Step 2 – Heat The Milk
While the chocolate is melting, you can start heating the milk. The best temperature to heat the milk is about 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Begin by measuring out the amount of milk you need for the hot chocolate. You will want to heat the milk slowly over low heat or in a double boiler. Avoid heating the milk to a high temperature, as this will denature the proteins and significantly reduce the nutritional content of the milk.
Step 3 – Add The Hot Chocolate Mix and Vanilla
Once the milk is heated, you can add the hot chocolate mix and vanilla extract. Most hot chocolate mixes will also have sugar in them, so you can add that as well if you like. Start by adding a tablespoon of the hot chocolate mix to the milk. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend the chocolate with the milk. You want the chocolate to dissolve into the milk as much as possible. If you are using drinking chocolate, you may need to add more than one tablespoon of the powder to get a good consistency. Next, add the vanilla extract.
Step 4 – Sweeten and Add CBD Oil
If your hot chocolate mix already has sugar in it, then you can skip this step. If you are using a sweetener like honey or maple syrup, now is when you would add it to your homemade CBD hot chocolate. Use a spoon to stir the hot chocolate until the sweeteners are thoroughly blended in. You can also use a blender to blend the hot chocolate to make it frothy and creamy. Now, add the CBD oil to the hot chocolate. This will help with aches and pains and make your hot chocolate even more beneficial. Mix the CBD oil into the hot chocolate until it is thoroughly blended.
Now you can enjoy your homemade CBD hot chocolate without having to purchase CBD drinks from stores. You can adjust the amount of CBD oil you add in the hot chocolate to suit your needs. If you are someone who likes a rich and decadent drink, then this is the perfect recipe for you. However, you can always add more hot chocolate mix to make it even richer. With this recipe, you can enjoy homemade hot chocolate with all the benefits of CBD oil.