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Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate - A Hot Cocoa that's smooth and silky

Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate - A Hot Cocoa that's smooth and silky Mattie

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Vegan Heavenly Hot Chocolate

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 coconut sugar, a bit of espresso powder and a touch of cayenne. Coconut sugar lends an additional layer of complex richness but if you don't have it, granulated white or turbinado sugar works too. It's 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.

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Heavenly Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

3 cups non-dairy milk
1 oz semi-sweet chocolate
6 Tablespoons coconut sugar or granulated white 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, coconut 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.



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How long do you let the hot chocolate simmer for?
In the paragraph above the recipe it says it simmers for fifteen minutes.
Then in the mixing instructions it says to bring it to a soft boil for a minute.
Am I reading the instructions wrong?
Either way I can't wait to make this!
prettyleodia Reviewed by prettyleodia November 22, 2013
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How long do you let the hot chocolate simmer for?
In the paragraph above the recipe it says it simmers for fifteen minutes.
Then in the mixing instructions it says to bring it to a soft boil for a minute.
Am I reading the instructions wrong?
Either way I can't wait to make this!

Owner's reply

Great question prettyleodia! I originally designed this hot cocoa for a fifteen minute simmer but after further testing, realized that it wasn't necessary. I changed the recipe to have a one minute simmer and I just updated everything to reflect that. Thanks!

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