West African Hot Chocolate

I found two quotes that go so much hand in hand… One slide is a quote which is a gentle reminder as to how the Almighty can support and be with you during distress and the other is a context from the QurPin‘an… how soothing it is when He himself tell you that He knows how distressed you are and to leave it to Him to take care of it for you…

 

I guess it is the ultimate feeling of satisfaction in this imperfect life… I have come to learn that happiness lies in how you see and take things and how you can relate it to goodness. When you fixate your mind against one concept of happiness, you are bound to be disappointed and distressed. A change in focus and a high trust in the Omnipotent is all that takes to know that “all is well”… πŸ™‚ I know that this is something that I have been focusing on quite a bit in many of my posts, but somehow, I must say that the constant reminder to myself is making me feel that whatever happens in life is a part of the divine will and if we believe in that, the sense of calm it gives is unbeatable… really trying to learn it… πŸ™‚

 

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When I say “All is Well”, as far as women are concerned, all becomes well once they have chocolate in their hand. The times when I feel I need to get a kick, it is either a bar of chocolate pacifying me or a cup of milk with chocolate or mocha brewing on… Nothing can beat the feeling of a cup of hot beverage coupled with a cozy book, right… This is one fantastic way of making hot chocolate, with the sweetness of honey and brown sugar and the cinnamon kick… Once I got hooked onto this, I have made this several times to satisfy my “unforgiving” cravings… By the way, is there any way that we can shoot down these cravings for chocolates? At times, I feel it is going slightly out of place… grr… hehe… Let’s enjoy this drink for the time being…Β Recipe adapted from here

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West African Hot Chocolate

Course Drinks
Cuisine African
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients from milk to brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  • Stir occasionally so that the chocolate and the honey gets dissolved.
  • Once boiled, simmer till everything is well combined.
  • Switch off and add the vanilla. Serve in your favorite mug and have it in hot!

Join the Conversation

  1. yum! I'm always ready for a good hot chocolate! Wanna try this tonite πŸ˜€ thanks for sharing raf

    1. Thank you so much Shazzy… hope u enjoy ur drink as much as I had!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Sounds so yum, try this soon.

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  3. JazakAllah khairun for the reminder- such a breather since some 'people' are the death of me right now. And chocolate is the best anti-bad-mood-medicine πŸ˜‰
    Recipe amazing as usual x Love the vintage mug.

    1. Thank you so much Aiza… πŸ™‚

  4. looks delicious rafeeda!!! oh yes, chocolate makes life delicious!!!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  5. I could use a nice big cup of that delicious chocolate.

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  6. Saana would love this..:-) Will try soon

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  7. So true all becomes well with chocolate in hand..this is so so delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  8. Truly inviting. Let me get the chocs and certainly, it will be perfect for the rainy weather over here.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  9. too tempting dear ,yummy!!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  10. Stress buster indeed,looks yum

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  11. Super like, i want that super hot chocolate, its raining here wish i get that super chocolatey drink.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka….

  12. Chocolate drink luks delicious ..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  13. I too fall in this chocolate lover category!! In this hot chocolate looks amazing!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  14. Oh…wish I could grab that cuppa…looks so inviting

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  15. This looks so delicious and tempting, bookmarked!!!

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  16. A perfect kiddos friendly drink!!

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  17. Very tempting and inviting………I love the drink n ur cup πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  18. Looks super yummy….can't resist…

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  19. Why is this west african? I love the twist and love to know more of the origin too..and yes chocolate makes me a happy girl! Nice cup Rafee.

    1. Dear… there is some mention in the link put in above… hehe… there is an addition of rum which I avoided, obviously!! Thanks a lot dear…

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