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
Author: Renee | Will Frolic For Food
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
In a small saucepan set on medium-low heat add the plant milk and non-dairy creamer. Warm until just steaming.
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.
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.
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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