What are some of the best memories around the holidays? Festive food and drinks are definitely mine!
Hot chocolate is a holiday treat but most of the time the ingredients are big NO-NO’s! Most hot chocolates you buy are instant powders pumped with chemicals or fake sweeteners. Most have dairy, cream or powdered milk (even worse!). Even if you go to a place serving hot chocolate, it’s rarely made in house with real ingredients. I created this delicious Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe using peppermint tea, my home-made almond milk, raw cacao and coconut nectar to sweeten it slightly. It is so delicious and it is actually healthy for you.
In this process I heat the almond milk and steep the tea in the milk to infuse the natural peppermint flavor. GOODBYE artificial flavorings!!!
Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Serves 2)
2 cups home-made almond milk (Click here to watch how)
2 peppermint tea bags
2 tbsp. cacao powder or nibs
3 tsp. coconut sugar or nectar
Heat almond milk over stove and steep tea while you bring the milk to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add cacao and stir well. Add coconut nectar and stir well. Pour hot chocolate into a coffee mug or cup of choice. You can top with my Coconut Whip Cream . You can also add cacao nibs or crushed peppermint candies if entertaining or not cleansing.