Monday, November 22, 2010

Decadent Hot Chocolate

The evenings are turning chilly now, and a good way to get warmed up is with a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate.  Use a really good cocoa powder for this recipe for full flavour, and feel free to customize the spices to your taste.  You could add a little chili powder for some extra heat, or replace the vanilla and cardamom with almond extract for a smooth, mellow drink.

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups rice or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup agave or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Heat coconut and rice/almond milks together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once boiling, add cocoa powder, cinnamon and cardamom and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add agave or maple syrup and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
What seasonings do you enjoy in your hot chocolate?

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