Raw milk, cacao beans, star anise, Ceylon cinnamon, raw almonds, hemp seed and vanilla bean. Hot cocoa for grownups..
Simmer raw milk, split vanilla bean and fresh stevia leaves over medium-low heat. Do not allow to boil.
Meanwhile, toast raw cacao beans, anise, cinnamon, almonds and shelled hemp seed in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 5-10 minutes.
Crush toasted spices in a mortar, add to the milk and simmer another 15 minutes.
Strain into a coffee mug, swirl in a little fresh cream and garnish with cinnamon and stevia leaves.
Sleep tight, friends..
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