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Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

By Saturday, January 25, 2014 , , ,

When I was 9 years old and I first moved to New Zealand, I was introduced to the Milo. It quite quickly became a huge part of my life, and until I was about 16 and I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance as part of my IBS, I had a huge mug of Milo every single morning.

 Hot chocolates are a real feel good drink, they're comforting when it's cold outside, and they bring back memories of winter evenings by the fire, time spent at school camps with friends and rainy afternoons after school.

I'm now almost 19, and I haven't had a hot chocolate in close to 3 years. I decided it was time to change that, so I created my own hot chocolate, using almond milk instead of dairy milk, and rich cacao powder and coconut sugar instead of the sugary and additive filled shop bought drinking chocolates. The result? A comforting and warming drink, perfect for any time of the day.


Makes 1 mug

You will need:

1 1/2 cups almond milk (or soy milk)
2 tbsps full fat coconut milk (This makes it extra creamy, but it's not necessary)
1 1/2 tbsps coconut sugar
1 1/2 tbsps cacao powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Simply bring the milk to a gentle simmer on the stovetop, then using a small hand whisk, whisk in the rest of the ingredients, ensuring there are no lumps. Pour into a mug and sprinkle with a little more cacao powder, then enjoy!

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11 comments

  1. Is Coconut Sugar readily available in the UK? I'm going to be moving back to the UK during the summer for Uni and I'm wondering what are the best supermarkets for food/ingredients such as Chia Seeds, Acai Berry Powder, Maca powder etc.?

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    1. None of those products are available in supermarkets, you'd need to either go to a health food store or Wholefoods or buy them online from sites like Amazon, Goodness Direct, Ocado, etc :)

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  2. Yum, yum, yum! Hot chocolate is my all-time favourite drink - I never go a day without one haha. I was very similar to you growing up; living in Australia, I would down 3-4 milos a day!! It's no wonder I was diagnosed with a lactose intolerance in my early teens! Nowadays my hot chocolate is quite similar to yours, with non-dairy milk and cacao. Your recipe looks beautiful and I love the way you styled that photo as well - So creative and mouth watering - Niki x

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    1. It's perfect when it's cold outside, it's the most deliciously warming drink. I missed it so much when I had to cut lactose out of my diet, but my new alternative is even better!

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  3. Sound great! What do you think about Stevia sugar? Is that healthy too?

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    1. I don't like Stevia or the other 'calorie free' sweeteners, I'd much rather just have a small amount of actual sugar

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  4. Hi Siobhan, I absolutely love your recipes, I'm going to be trying them this week! Which whole foods supplier do you use on Amazon? There are so many, I could do with a recommendation. Thanks, Lizzie.

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    1. Hi!
      I don't use any one in particular, I just find the cheapest deal at that time and buy from them! Indigo Wholefoods is one that I use a lot, they always seem to be the cheapest. Buying direct from the manufacturer on Amazon works out cheap too! :)

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  5. Hey Siobhan! Which coconut milk do you use? Thanks.

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