Creamy Cashew Milk Hot Cocoa

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Creamy Cashew Milk Hot Cocoa

To add to the theme of holiday beverage alternatives, along with my Mulled Wine Mocktailand Festive Fruit & Mint Punch, this vegan-friendly hot cocoa is lower in sugar but doesn't compromise taste. My intent is not to create a "skinnier" version of your favourite hot cocoa recipe, rather I personally don't like super sweet hot chocolate and wanted an alternative for myself. Cashew milk has a mild flavour but creamier than other plant-based beverages, and works so well for this recipe. For those who avoid animal products or who don't tolerate cows milk, you will love this.

 

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened cashew milk

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

4 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Very small pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Top with marshmallows (vegan marshmallows or coconut whip for non animal-based option)

Top with Cacao nibs or a grated semi-sweet chocolate

 

Directions

1) Over medium heat, whisk together all of the ingredients except the marshmallows

2) Continue whisking until the clumps of cocoa powder have disolved

3) Whisk until the hot cocoa starts to bubble and froth (don't let it boil too rigorously or it may burn)

4) Remove from heat, fill your mugs, and top with marshmallows and cacao nibs or grated semi-sweet chocolate

 

Serves 2

 

Submitted by Brooke Bulloch, RD


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