From the Archives :: Rich Winter Herbal Hot Cocoa

From Issue 4::WOOD. Recipe by Holly Bellebuono.

Rich Winter Herbal Hot Cocoa
The combination of bitter dandelion root and silky chocolate is enlivening and restorative. This recipe calls for 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar, which is just enough to take the edge off the natural bitter flavor; try using beet sugar, sucanat, or even molasses. Since you’re using powders here, there is no steeping time required.

2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon powdered dandelion root or powdered chicory root
½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
4 cups boiling water
½ cup heavy cream

Put the cocoa powder, dandelion root, cinnamon, and sugar in a kettle. Pour the boiling water over them and stir well. When blended, add the heavy cream and divide into 2 to 4 mugs.