Last week I found this great recipe for a earl grey/chocolate cake, and this week I stumbled upon another recipe that used the traditional earl grey blend: Hot Chocolate! This drink is loaded with antioxidants from both dark chocolate and tea. Best of all, it does not use any dairy, making it a perfect alternative for all those of you who have dairy cut out of their diet.
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoons loose-leaf premium earl grey (black)
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp freshly grated orange zest (optional)
Place the cocoa and agave in a heatproof pitcher. Place tea in a second pitcher or bowl and pour 2 cups boiling water over it. Steep for about 3 minutes. Strain over cocoa and agave nectar and add orange zest. Whisk until slightly frothy. Pour into two cups and enjoy.