|Committee member: Karenga A.
How I Celebrate: Cocoa Tea. Natural cocoa has many health benefits and is enjoyed throughout the African diaspora. Often served in the US as hot chocolate or candy, cocoa is a piece of American culture that, like Brer Rabbit, is actually African in origin.
|Try it at home:Cocoa Tea RecipeIngredients:
16 oz. coconut milk
16 oz. soy or almond milk
dash of vanilla essence
1 bay leaf
1 natural cocoa ball/stick (West Indian grocer or health food store in powder form, about 5-6 heaping tablespoons)Process:
Heat (med.) milk with all spices and essence. Add cocoa ball/stick/powder after about 10 min and stir with wooden spoon until fully dissolved. Heat another 10 min. continuing to stir and let cool. Pour and enjoy!