Doesn’t all this Christmassy stuff and cold whether just make you feel all cosy? I know what makes me feel even cosier though, hot chocolate; real, hot chocolate. Now don’t get me wrong, I use cocoa/hot chocolate mix all the time but sometimes I want something a little more…decadent shall we say? This recipe is inspired by the way Mexicans enjoy their hot chocolate, with a little kick! Chilli and Cinnamon make this drink extra warming and a little more grown up than the usual sugary affair.
300ml of non-dairy milk of your choice (I used soy).
30g of dark chocolate (minimum of 75% cocoa).
Some form of sweetener to taste (I used agave here but you can use whatever you prefer eg. Brown rice syrup, xylitol, maple syrup etc).
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of hot chilli powder.
What to do:
5) Turn up the heat a little to make sure the hot chocolate is really well mixed and hot enough to drink. Do not boil the drink though! Pour into a generously proportioned mug and enjoy the warm, cosy goodness.
*TIP: Add a little pure orange extract to turn this into a something akin to a spicey liquid Terry’s chocolate orange!
This drink is not as thick as my super rich hot chocolate recipe (which I will post at some point too) and I’ve avoided all the extra toppings like cream (vegan obvs!), marshmallows and so on, as this recipe is all about the spiciness.
That’s all for now, thank you kindly for reading!