Nomad Chocolate's Ruby Bliss and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
There’s something calming about a chilly morning. It makes you want to curl up by the fire with a good book and a warm cup of something. Most days, tea is my go-to drink but when it’s a slow morning when I don’t have to rush out the door to work, I want something special. Hot chocolate always brings back fond memories from my childhood.
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I grew up in Texas and we always wished for a white Christmas. There was only one time when we got our wish. It was magical and we celebrated with hot chocolate.
Last year, in South Carolina, we didn’t have a white Christmas. In fact, it was 62 degrees. Despite not having snow, we still had a lovely Christmas spending time together as a family.
Around Christmastime last year, my mom discovered Ruby Chocolate. It’s a chocolate that’s naturally pink.
The ruby chocolate is amazing and it’s now my favorite chocolate! It tastes sweet without being overpowering and there is a subtle fruity flavor. It’s definitely our best find of 2019.
After trying the chocolate bar, we knew we had to try to see if we could find more ways of enjoying this rare treat. We did a search for ruby hot chocolates and came up with only one result; Nomad Chocolate’s “Ruby Bliss”.
Upon further investigation, we discovered that it isn’t made with real ruby chocolate. The only part of the chocolate mix that was “ruby” was the fact that they added beetroot powder for a natural pink color. Despite this, we decided to give it a try. Here was the result:
PINK hot chocolate!
The spices in the mix came together to create a delicious hot chocolate drink that wasn’t overkill on the sweetness level (most hot chocolate mixes are a little too sweet for me). Combine it with some whipped cream or marshmallows and you have yourself the perfect winter treat!
Sprinkle some hibiscus powder on the hot chocolate to make an Instagram-worthy photo ?
My favorite part about this hot chocolate is that it is actually low-ish carb (if you leave out the macaroons, of course ?) The mix is only 6g of carbs per serving which means in these little glasses, there are only 2g of carbs.
If you want to make a true ruby hot chocolate, I have found that melting Chocolove’s Ruby Chocolate in a cup of milk (or unsweetened nut milk for keto/dairy-free) works very nicely and tastes just as yummy!
Making this ruby hot chocolate and my sister coming home from an extended stay in Japan at the same time, has led me to discover the wonderful world of Japanese Kit Kats! Kit Kat was the first mainstream candy company to start using ruby chocolate and in the past few months, I have become quite the Kit Kat enthusiast. Japanese Kit Kats can be a little hard to find but fortunately, ChocXO’s Ruby Snaps are readily available in the states through Amazon.
Gift of JOY
After the photoshoot, my little sister and I split the Kit Kat and had a lovely conversation while sipping on the hot chocolate ?
Have you ever had ruby chocolate? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts on it!
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