Hot Chocolate on a Cold Snowy Day

@just4him (89245)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 10, 2017 3:42pm CST
No, I'm not breaking the Whole30 diet. I Googled Whole30 hot chocolate and found it was possible. So I took what I had, Hershey's pure baking powder, and cashew milk, and mixed them together. Neither have sugar, and the combination was delicious! So it is possible to have chocolate on this diet. It didn't taste like your standard hot chocolate made with regular milk and lots of sugar, but it still tasted good. Something I needed, as my daughter called as soon as I got off the computer and told me I could go over and do laundry. She doesn't run the heat when they're not home, so my toes, fingers, and nose were very cold. I was glad to try out the recipe before I left so I could indulge when I got home, something I really needed. The picture was taken before I left, showing the snow coming down, with the sun shining. It was beautiful. I made certain I zoomed it enough so you could see the flakes of snow - those white dots on the picture. A special thank you to @CoralLevang for the wonderful card with two tea packets I found in my mailbox today. I'm going to try one of them tonight. I hope your day is going well. I have been writing since I got home and I have busted the halfway point at 25697 words. Still more to go. Thanks for reading.
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@JudyEv (97058)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov
Glad you were able to have the equivalent of your hot chocolate. Enjoy the snow .
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
It didn't last very long, but I know it will snow again. We're supposed to get more tonight. One of these days it will stick.
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@CoralLevang (39851)
• United States
10 Nov
You are very welcome, Valerie. Lovely picture. Except that it looks cold. LOL
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
It is cold. It got up to 20 today with a windchill of 12.
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@CoralLevang (39851)
• United States
11 Nov
@just4him Oh, my goodness! I don't miss those days of living up there. I'll never forget my first winter when it was 20 below with a windchill of 60 below. UGH
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
@CoralLevang I've never seen a wind chill of 60 below, 40 was the lowest I've ever seen it. I don't go out when it's that cold. My heat is cranked and I'm content to be inside.
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@Courtlynn (47393)
• United States
10 Nov
Yumm. Love hot chocolate. Stay warm
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
I'm doing my best. Had to crank up the heat. Have to have it set at almost 80 to have it register at 72-74.
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@Courtlynn (47393)
• United States
11 Nov
@just4him same here. But ours doesnt always work cause we're an end apartment so if our neighbor has their heat up high, we hardly get any.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
@Courtlynn I wonder if that's why I don't. I'm an end apartment as well. The only thing I don't need to do is run the A/C in summer. I'm on the ground floor or two stories. I know heat rises and cold air descends so I'm sure my upstairs neighbor is getting my heat, while I get the benefits of his A/C.
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@Kandae11 (25616)
11 Nov
The snow flakes look lovely coming down. what can be better than hot chocolate on a cold snowy night.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Nothing that I can think of. It was delicious!
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@maezee (26856)
• United States
10 Nov
Thanks for the info. I am going to check it out. Ive been trying to cut back on the artificial sweetners.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
I haven't had any sugar in three months.
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@Elizaby (3385)
• Pensacola, Florida
10 Nov
That hot chocolate sounds good.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
It is. I was expecting it not to taste good because baking chocolate is so bitter, but the cashew milk makes it taste good, and neither have sugar in them.
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@Happy2BeMe (66879)
• Canada
10 Nov
Coral is so sweet. Enjoy your tea and have a nice evening.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Thank you. Yes, she is. I'm planning on it.
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@Emmlex1000 (1253)
• Lagos, Nigeria
10 Nov
Yum yum nice choice to start a day
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Thank you.
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@ilocosboy (31983)
• Philippines
10 Nov
Enjoy your healthy hot chocolate and that was a good view.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Thank you. That's my living room window.
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10 Nov
What a great combo!
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Thanks, it really is.
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11 Nov
@just4him I love cold weather and hot chocolate.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
@TheInvisibleMan Me too. I'm glad I can still have some.
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@Blondie2222 (17669)
• United States
11 Nov
We got snow a little bit on Friday and woke up with snow on Saturday. The temps have been really cold here also and hot cocoa does sound good.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
It does. It really hit the spot. I wish I would wake up to snow. Everything we got yesterday is gone. I knew it would be, too early for it to stay. No snow in the forecast this week.
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@Blondie2222 (17669)
• United States
12 Nov
@just4him woke up to snow again today but not a whole lot we seem to be just getting a dusting of it. But no snow the rest of the week going to be back in the 40's starting today
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
@Blondie2222 I thought it had melted overnight. Picture my surprise to find ice on my windows. It wasn't easy to scrape off either. The roads were also slick in spots, and there was snow on open grassy areas, more than around my apartment building. It'll be gone soon, if it isn't already as the temps are going up to the 40's here too.
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@GardenGerty (90224)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Nov
I do not care for commercial hot chocolate as the sugar is not something I want in that quantity. I have not tried cashew milk. I am glad you could find a treat that was wonderful for you.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
I love cashew milk, almond milk too. I may never go back to regular milk. I'm glad I found a good sugar free way to have hot chocolate.
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@LoriAMoore (9692)
• United States
11 Nov
Glad you found a good warm beverage for winter.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Thank you, so am I.
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@TRBRocks420 (60873)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov
Nothing better than hot chocolate on a snowy day.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Nothing! So I'm glad I checked to see if there was a way I could have some.
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@kobesbuddy (16823)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
Hot chocolate, that sounds wonderful, it snowed here a little yesterday, but no accumulation. Today, it's very cold!:( Coral is such a kind lady, she's kind to other members who appreciate and love her.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Yes, she is. We didn't get accumulation yesterday either. Today there might have been half an inch.
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@kobesbuddy (16823)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@just4him I'd love to have about an inch, for Thanksgiving:)
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
@kobesbuddy Or more. That would be nice.
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@LadyDuck (118631)
• Switzerland
11 Nov
I am glad you found a recipe for a hot chocolate you can have in a cold day.
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