Ever read the side of your hot chocolate packet? …I have. It tastes so good, yet reads like a nightmare! Well, never fear – the solution is here! Several years ago, I studied abroad in Argentina. One of the many delights I received from this experience was the knowledge of the “submarino” – translated to “submarine.” It is Argentina’s hot chocolate – even more fun than what I grew up drinking here in the states!
You will love it, and so will your little ones when you let them drop their chocolate (read: submarine) into their milk and stir it until it becomes something delicious! Just remember to use dark chocolate and you will have an antioxidant rich treat! In just five minutes, this makes two half-cup servings so your little ones will be able to finish it before it goes cold!
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 oz. good dark chocolate, broken in half (60-70% work well, but you can alter this to your liking!)
- In a small saucepan, heat milk on medium until hot, stirring constantly. Do NOT allow milk to boil! You'll know it's ready when it steams!
- Pour milk evenly into two heat-safe mugs, drop in chocolate, stir, and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup hot chocolate ・~125 calories per serving (percentage cacao alters calories slightly)
- Your little ones may want a tsp. sugar or maple syrup to sweeten the mixture if they are used to U.S. store-bought hot chocolate! Have fun with them imagining the submarine's voyage into the deep *white* sea!