Date-Sweetened Vegan Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing better in the sad Winter doldrums than a healthy hot chocolate to perk up your spirit. This one is made with plant milk, non-dairy creamer, chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, dates and a pinch of salt

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Author: Renee | Will Frolic For Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened unflavored plant milk

  • 1 cup unsweetened unflavored non-dairy creamer

  • 1.5 ounces chopped dark chocolate (I used a little less than ½ a 2.8 oz bar)

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 large dates

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Optional toppings: coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate

Method:

  1. In a small saucepan set on medium-low heat add the plant milk and non-dairy creamer.  Warm until just steaming.

  2. In the bowl of a high-powered blender, add the warm milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, 2 dates, vanilla, and salt. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy! Or add optional toppings before sipping: coconut whipped cream and shaved chocolate really take it over the top.

Variation ideas:

Mint — add 1/4 tsp peppermint extract for a peppermint hot chocolate

Chocolate Orange — add zest of 1/2 organic orange for a citrusy treat

Nutella — add 1 tbsp hazelnut butter to the mix before blending

Mayan Style — add a pinch cayenne, a pinch nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Boozy — add 2 oz bourbon, rum or kahlua per serving for an alcoholic version

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