Hot Mesquite-O
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: American Camp Cooking
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Serves: 1 cup
This is an interesting desert substitute for hot chocolate. The mesquite flour has a flavor of its own and built-in sweetness, so it basically replaces the cocoa mix. This is one case where you use it straight up. Give this one a shot and see what you think. One of our tasters suggested the addition of some rum to create a warm cocktail, but we haven’t tried that … yet!
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk makes it the creamiest, but reduced fat milk will work, too)
  • 4 tsp. mesquite flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  1. Place all ingredients in a sealable quart jar.
  2. Screw lid tightly in place and shake well until it’s very frothy. Give it at least a solid minute of vigorous shaking. More's better.
  3. Pour into a saucepan and heat over fire stirring nearly constantly.
  4. Get it good and hot, but do not allow it to boil.
  5. Serve like hot chocolate.
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