Life is really busy these days. The kids are on vacation, it is Ramadan - though ending, sadly, despite shorter working times, the chores at home are just hectic as it can get, the daily night prayers and late night sleep... Alhamdulillah, I hardly have time to think much about anything. Yet, as I sit on my prayer mat, my heart weeps. Though I know from my heart that my Rubb is the Most Forgiving, yet forgiving ourselves sometimes becomes the toughest part. I am still learning to forgive myself and take life in my stride, though at times, I really wonder why I am not able to do it 100% as I would love it to be... Just a little slide to keep me motivated...
Off to the recipe for the day... You may have noticed that almost all coffee chains have a habit of springing up new variants every now and then and I am someone who likes to move from my normal cappucino or mocha order and try the new variant. Most of the time, I regret trying it except for one that I really like, which is the Toffee Nut Latte at Gloria Jeans. When I saw the special of Starbucks for that time was the "Honey Almond Hot Chocolate", I excitedly ordered for it but it left me so upset that I promised not to order it again. All it had was a taste of the almond syrup and it was overtly sweet, thanks to the honey and the sugar. This maybe the first time I loathed something with chocolate in it. Hehe... However, the idea did not leave my mind, I had to make it at home and try it and believe me, home made is much much better. With the nice flavor from the almond flour and the sweetness of honey, this one is for a nice cozy time at home... Having typed this, I guess I must go home and make some right after the Iftar time today, InShaAllah... ;)
Honey Almond Hot Chocolate
1 cup milk
2 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp almond powder
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
Heat milk along with the chocolate chips. Cook on low flame till the chocolate melts. Take away from flame.
Add the remaining ingredients and give it a nice whisk. Strain into your favorite mug and enjoy!
You can substitute chocolate chips with 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Follow the same step of cooking the cocoa powder in milk till thickened.
Labels: Chocolate, Drinks, Hot Drinks, My recipes, Nuts