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Mock Hot Chocolate Drink

Description

Enjoy this sweet, warming drink when you need a cool-weather pick-me-up! Carob comes from the seed pods of a locust tree and is rich in many nutrients. It’s delicious as a natural sweetener and a chocolate alternative in hot drinks, puddings, cookies and pies.

Ingredients

1 tbsp
carob powder
1⁄4 tsp
corn starch
6 oz
water (or nondairy milk, such as soy or almond)
  to taste
vanilla

Instructions

Mix the carob powder and cornstarch in the water (or milk) until smooth.

Heat the ingredients, stirring occasionally, and add a drop of vanilla just before serving.

Notes

Because it is an excellent source of pectin, it's used to sooth tummy ailments.

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Mock Hot Chocolate Drink
Yield
serving
SourceRecipe courtesy Jim Watkins, director of food services at Bastyr University
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
15 minutes