The day before my foot surgery, I ate the strangest assortment of foods because I knew I wasn't going to be able to get/make certain things for a while.
We don't have Jamba Juice around here, but I love their smoothies. I was about an hour away from home for work, and I saw a Jamba Juice so I got a smoothie.
I also got an Auntie Anne's salted pretzel.
I know, those two foods alone probably made up my entire recommended calorie intake for the day... but I then went on to eat dinner.
And after dinner, I made this hot cocoa.
Don't judge me, ok?
I was so excited to drink it that I didn't even wait for it to cool before I put the whipped cream on and snapped some pictures.
Normally I try so hard to take nice pictures for you, but that's why the whipped cream is totally melted in the photo.
That's also why I experienced something that has never happened in my near-28 years on this earth.
Have you ever not waited for a hot food or beverage to cool properly and burned the $#*% out of your tongue?
(Unless you're some kind of alien or have supreme powers of self-control, I'm pretty sure you have.)
But have you ever actually burned the inside of your throat?
Until last week, I hadn't. But this drink was so hot that it not only burned my mouth, I swear it burned halfway down my esophagus.
I don't even know if that's medically possible, but that's certainly what it felt like.
My point being - this cocoa is really, really good. But please, for the sake of your internal organs - wait for it to cool before drinking. :)
Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate
- 3 C. fat free milk
- 1 14 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 of a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk (2/3 C.)
- 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- whipped cream (optional)
Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens online