Almond Milk Hot Chocolate
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!