Mix 1/3 cup sugar, 3 tsp cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 3 tbs tapioca granules. Recipe calls for 2 cups of soy milk Use just enough soymilk to make a paste. Then add the remainder of the 2 cups. Let sit in pot for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or 2. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Then put medium to small flame on under pot and heat and heat to boiling while constantly stirring. After mix starts boiling, continue boiling for 1 minute while constantly stirring. Turn off heat and pour into serving dishes. Makes 4 servings.
Let cool for about 20 minutes, then place in fridge and let cool thoroughly (takes about an hour).
For ideal flavor and texture, refrigerate 12 hours or more before serving. Yes, it is not absolutely smooth like packaged corn-starch pudding. It has a granular texture, which I love.
Yes, something that takes 1.25 hours is quick. The labor-hours though are only about 5 minutes. 1 minute to mix the ingredients in a pot, and 4 minutes to bring them to a boil while stirring, and then pour into serving containers.
I have no idea why this tastes so much better than my hot cocoa recipe, which is the same recipe but without the tapioca (precooked manioc root flour). I suppose something about the seemingly tastless tapioca enhances the way your taste buds and nasal passages process the remaining flavors.
When I want something quick, and sweet, I grab a jar of Tender Harvest baby food by Gerber. The fruits are really good! Especially the 'banana oatmeal peach'. Yum! And the best part - they're organic! I'm pretty sure that they don't contain milk and/or eggs, but don't quote me on that...
I really like fresh fruits for quick sweet fixes. Strawberries happen to be a favorite, and I just bought 2 lbs of organic strawberries at TJ's! For a more sinful treat, you can't beat strawberries dipped in chocolate. Yum!
These are good. Can be made in a few minutes and if you refrigerate them they set really fast.
2 cups carob or chocolate chips
2 or 3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon oil
½ cup raisins
½ cup favourite nuts
1 cup Rice Krispies
Melt carob chips, peanut butter and oil together in medium size double boiler or bowl over water. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in raisins, nuts, and Rice Krispies. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Chill until ready to serve. Makes about 2 dozen.
hey! all your recipes sound so good! thanks for all the ideas!
my favorite quick treat is to make sortof a milkshake by blending fat free soy milk, tons of ice cubes, a banana, and a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. If you put enough ice it ends up frosty kinda like ice cream, and its low fat, super quick, and cures a chocolate craving!
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