Honey Almond Hot Chocolate

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…Pin

 

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… πŸ˜‰

 

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Honey Almond Hot Chocolate

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp almond powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

You can substitute chocolate chips with 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Follow the same step of cooking the cocoa powder in milk till thickened.

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  1. Oh, this looks so cozy! πŸ™‚

    And alhamdouliLlah, none of us is able to do everything a 100%, but we often forget that the most *casual* deeds are a form of ibaadah too: making all of these delicious meals you make for iftar, do you realize how many rewards you are getting by having others break their fast with a bite from your meals? πŸ™‚ Maa shaa Allah! Give yourself some grace, sis!

    1. Thank you so much dear for your kind words… πŸ™‚

  2. I wanted to share this piece of information with you as well. Browsing through your recipes I saw before that you use nutmeg as an ingredient. As I see it mentioned again here, I wanted to point out that nutmeg is actually considered an intoxicating substance (Khamr) in Islaam and we are not allowed to purchase it and subsequently use it when we are cooking. (Although, as the text below stipulates, if it is used in a very small quantity in a product that is not intoxicating in itself, we are allowed to purchase/consume it.) For a long time I didn`t know nutmeg was haraam to buy/sell/cook with, … But I recently found out, so I wanted to share this with you, in case you or any of your followers are not aware of its rulings. And Allah knows best. πŸ™‚

    http://www.bakkah.net/en/nutmeg-the-spice-is-an-intoxicant-khamr.htm

    1. Thank you so much for the information dear, which I truly was not aware of! πŸ™ We do get nutmeg powder here in the market and I purchased the same from a well known supermarket chain. I was going through quite a bit of articles regarding the same and there seems to be difference of opinion… I guess it is better to avoid it totally rather than use it, as it is not a very important spice, anyway… JazakAllah Khair… and like you said, Allah know best!

  3. yes dear homemade is always best

    1. Thanks a lot Babitha…

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  4. what a combo.. love this drink

    1. Thanks a lot Veena…

  5. a lovely variation of the hot chocolate.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  6. This looks soooooo inviting and tempting. Beautiful pictures πŸ™‚ almond..wow

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  7. Healthy and yummy, will try this.

    1. Thanks a lot Suja…

  8. great combo,looks yumm

    1. Thanks a lot Julie…

  9. Delicious hot chocolate, can you give me glass

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

    1. Thanks a lot

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