Delectable Drinking Chocolate
This recipe has a number of options to suit your needs! You can make it with dairy free dark chocolate if you already have an all time favourite you can't go past, you could make bulk in a powder form and store it in the cupboard so you always have access to your homemade drinking chocolate in times of need or just make it up with cacao as needed.
It is certainly a you do you recipe and boy it is so delicious that you will want to have access to it all day every day. The sugar content seems like a lot when you read the recipe especially since I am all for no sugar consumption and low sugar consumption of natural sugars but cacao is incredibly bitter and certainly always needs something to kind of balance it out. This recipe calls for unrefined sugar and allows you to determine how sweet you would like it allowing you to control the sugar amount.
Cacao vs. Cocoa: initially they look the same however, raw cacao powder is made by cold pressing unroasted cocoa beans keeping the enzymes in the cacoa and removing the fat (the cacao butter).
Cocoa however is produced by roasting at high temperatures ultimately changing the molecular structure of the cocoa bean reducing not only its enzyme content but lowering the overall nutritional value of cocoa.