Special Diets | 28 December 2015Coconut-Almond Hot Chocolate Share article facebook twitter google pinterest There’s nothing better than hot chocolate to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. And though the powdered hot chocolate mixes are great in a pinch, we urge you to take the time to make this amazingly rich and creamy hot Coconut-Almond Hot Chocolate from Fast & Simple Gluten-Free. This ultimate, thick, rich, heart-warming hot chocolate is made with delicious coconut milk (but feel free to substitute with whatever you please) and is sweetened with natural agave nectar to save blood sugars from unhealthy spikes and falls. So wrap your cold hands around a warm mug of this heavenly stuff and escape the chill. 1 can (13.5 ounces, or 398 ml) unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons (28 g) cocoa powder 2 tablespoons (28 g) agave nectar 2 ounces (57 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon almond extract Pinch of salt Toasted coconut or marshmallows, for garnish Combine the coconut milk, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and chocolate in a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, heat the mixture to almost boiling, stirring occasionally with a wire whisk. Remove from heat. Add the almond extract and salt; stir well with a wire whisk. Serve immediately, topping each serving with toasted coconut or marshmallows. YIELD: 2 GENEROUS (ABOUT 1-CUP, OR 235 ML) SERVINGS Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Comforting Meals Everyone Will Love—Made in No Time! Getting a hot, delicious, gluten-free meal to the table every night can seem like a challenge when time and growling stomachs are demanding food now! But you can turn the tables from stressed to dressed in no time with Fast and Simple Gluten-Free, your one-stop solution to creating fast, family-friendly meals in a half hour or less. Inside, you’ll find more than 100 truly inspiring recipes for everything from Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting to Green Chicken Enchiladas and Quinoa Tabbouleh, with many recipes requiring just 20 minutes or less from start to fork. Author, mom, and g-free blogger Gretchen Brown will show you just how easy it is to create wholesome, wheat-free meals that you can feel good about—and that your family will love. Through streamlined ingredient lists and simple yet effective cooking techniques, you’ll learn how to pull together delicious dishes that taste as if you’ve spent hours slaving away in the kitchen, even though you haven’t! From classic dishes like burgers, pizzas, and pot pies to fresh and exciting new takes, you’ll find recipes that will make everyone happy, including: Tarragon-Lemon Chicken Salad Chocolate Chili Mozzarella Pizza with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Arugula Pork Tacos with Avocado and Tomato Salsa Cumin-Turkey Burgers Mocha Chocolate Fudge Cakes Lemon-Lime Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Nourish yourself and your family the stress-free way with Fast and Simple Gluten-Free. Great meals are just minutes away. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.