This Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe is great when it's cold outside and you need a nice warm friend. Two different types of chocolate really amplify the cocoa notes which are further enhanced by a bit of espresso powder and a touch of cayenne. The vegan mixture is then simmered to allow everything to meld together. Feel free to customize it by adding a splash of coffee, mint extract, Kahlua or enjoy it on its own.
Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe3 cups non-dairy milk
1 oz semi-sweet chocolate
6 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/8 teapoon salt
1 pinch cayenne powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the non-dairy milk, semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, salt and cayenne powder. It's important that the cocoa powder is sifted so it doesn't clump after adding. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer for about one minute while whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
This recipe makes 3 cups of Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate.