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Wild Honey Cocoa Recipe

Wild Honey Cocoa Recipe
Nothing says celebrate quite like whipped cream, right? I mean, how can you not get excited when you see swirling puffs of cream with sprinkles!? It makes me smile! When planning the Queen Bee Luncheon I wanted to offer an extra special treat to end the celebration on a sweet note and this Wild Honey Cocoa was perfect!
 

 

 

 

Best of all, it's quite simple to make. Here's the recipe:

 

:: Wild Honey Cocoa Recipe ::

7 cups milk
1 cup half & half (makes it even creamier!)
1/2 cup unsweetened darkcocoa powder
1/2 cup wild honey (doesn't have to be wild, any kind will work)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
whipped cream for topping
gold sparkling sugar for topping

 

Yield:  4, 2 cup servings.

Not sure how much cocoa you need to prepare in order to fill your mugs? Easily check your mug capacity with this simple method: Fill a glass measuring cup with 2 cups of water and pour it into one mug. Note the amount of water you have left in the measuring cup and subtract. My mugs are tall and held a full 2 cups. Once you know your individual mug capacity, multiply that number by your number of guests.

 

:: Directions ::
Combine cocoa powder, salt and about 1 cup of milk in a pot over medium heat until you've got a smooth and thick paste. (Cocoa powder doesn't tend to dissolve easily in liquid so making a paste and slowly adding liquid to it really helps make it come together more easily.) Slowly whisk in remaining milk and all of the half & half and honey. Heat cocoa over low heat until heated through. I don't like to boil my milk as this will often produce a milk “skin” so I watch it very carefully.

Once cocoa is heated, pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Serve immediately as whipped cream will begin melting right away.

 
Wild Honeycomb

 

I found this honey at my local grocer and was delighted by the honeycomb inside!!

 

 

Wid Honey Cocoa Ingredients
 

 

I love the golden sprinkles on top because they provide a hint of the sunny golden color of honey 🙂

 

Bee Bar Lotion
I always like to have little gifts for guests at special celebrations like this and how perfect are these tiny tins of bee wax lotion for this theme?! Best of all – this lotion feels heavenly on your hands! I purchased mine at my Greenwood Antiques & Uniques.In this photo, you again see a closeup of the adorable French Bee Trellis stencil from Royal Design Studio!
 
I hope you are inspired by my Bee tablescape. I know I had a blast designing it and sharing it with you!
 

 

I want to say a special THANK YOU to my readers who have been sharing this series with their friends! I can't tell you how much your support is blessing me!!
 

I'm sharing this recipe over at Savvy Southern Style!

Happy Celebrating!!
 

 

Jennifer Carroll, CelebratingEverydayLife.com

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5 Comments

  1. Yum! I will add this to my fall to-make list 🙂
    And I love honeycomb – it’s supposed to be really really good for allergies – I need to get some.

    1. > I’ve heard honey is good for allergies too! I hadn’t even thought of that added benefit!! Great *reason* to drink more yummy drinks with honey!!

  2. Homemade hot cocoa is my very favorite comfort food. Our local organic store is now carrying raw milk which is thick and rich with heavy cream on the top and makes the best cocoa, ever!! Yes, I am a cocoa connoisseur – Hehe! But, I’ve never made it with honey.

    Just a little tip….heating honey takes away some of its beneficial properties. So, to help an allergy…have it raw. Yummy too!

    The Queen Bee party was perfect. Wish, at the very least, I could have enjoyed it as a little bee on the wall 😀

    And…you are certainly the Queen of tablescaping and all those incredible details.

    1. > Wow that raw milk sounds amazing! I’ve never heard of it but will look for it now that I know about it!!

      Thanks for the tip about the honey! I didn’t realize that either!

      Thanks also for your compliment about my tablescaping! You don’t know how much that means to me that you like it!! 🙂

      Hugs, Jennifer

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