For months I’ve been trying to find something I could claim as a “Cat Safe” Hot Chocolate. Now, most cafes pile on cream, most powder versions have enough skimmed milk powder in them to trigger my intolerance and most chocolate bars I have to consume in moderation so I can’t use it to make a Hot Chocolate. Well that changed when I found that I could eat Aero – I somewhat love Aero. Somewhat hate Nestle, but I can’t do much about that.
Dried Skimmed Milk itself doesn’t seem to affect me much.
Ingredients for “Cat Safe” Hot Chocolate
Aero 4 mini treat size bars (around 40g) (of which is ~6g milk solids of that between 0.12g and 0.48g may be lactose)
a mug full of full-fat milk (lactofree or normal)
a tiny grating of nutmeg
a handful of marshmallows
- Heat the milk and chocolate over a gentle heat – DO NOT BOIL! Keep on heat until all the chocolate is melted in.
- Once the chocolate is combined with the milk grate in as much nutmeg as you like (you can leave it out if you don’t like it!)
- Pour into mug (for preference a Large Mug).
- Cut up some marshmallows and top. (May need a spoon to consume this awesome drink/dessert.. )
*It may not be strictly Lactose Free, but it hasn’t upset my body so I’m happy to say I can make it again for me.