Originally published Jan 6, 2013
It has come to my attention that many of my friends aren’t great football friends. My dear friend Jen (http://thewholebagofchips.com) is one of them. Jen hates football but generously indulges her husband’s obsession. So this recipe is for Jen to sip as she laments her football widow-dom for the next month.
Chocolate Raspberry Soup (four servings)
3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1-3 TBSP sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
2/3rds cup raspberries
Place the cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and 1/2 cup milk in a small sauce pan and heat on medium, stirring constantly until smooth. Add the remaining milk and the raspberries. You can use frozen raspberries.
Serve in a cute little espresso cup, topped with three raspberries. You can add chocolate shavings or a bit of whipped cream.
Here’s the incredible news about this recipe. I used 1% milk in my soup so, in total, it has 8 grams of fat. Let me do the math for you and give you the fat content per serving. Eight divided by four is 2. One serving of this velvety, rich and warm drink has a mere 2 grams of fat.
Why isn’t this hot chocolate? This recipe has double the cocoa used in hot chocolate, but the same amount of sugar. It has a more dense chocolate flavor and is slightly thicker than the average hot chocolate. I encourage you to experiment with the recipe. Add different fruit or spices. Use soy or almond milk. Let me know what you think!