Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

DSC_0455 NOTHING is better than hot chocolate on a cold winter night. I’m not trying to brag or anything but I’m pretty much a hot chocolate connoisseur ;).  Making hot chocolate yourself gives you that rich, thick cup of chocolatey goodness that winter dreams of made of!

Leave that packaged hot chocolate behind cause it’s only bringing you down!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1/4 cup vegan carob chips

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 teaspoon cinnamon + a bit extra to sprinkle on top

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

A generous topping of rice whip

Instructions:

Pour the almond milk into a small saucer and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Then slowly whisk in the ingredients one by one. After all of your ingredients are added let it simmer for about 2 more minutes and whisk until it is smooth.

Pour it into your mug, add the rice whip, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon onto the whip just for fun, and drink up!

My thoughts:

I really like this recipe as is but you can also tailor it to your own tastes. The rice whip and the carob chips  are the only things that I had to go out of my way to buy so if you aren’t vegan and don’t want to bother with them then just add regular chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Carob has a slightly more malty taste than chocolate, and I think that it adds something a little different to the drink but not everyone enjoys the taste of carob so if you aren’t up for experimenting I would skip those.

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