Not long ago, my family and I spent a good part of the day outdoors. Those who know me well, know this is not my ideal way to spend my time during the winter (ha!). But it was a really beautiful day. The sun was shining and the temperature was nicer than it had been in a long time ( so, nothing like this!). We went sledding and after we got home, the kids built a snowman.
After being outside in the cold, the classic way to warm up is with hot chocolate. But being me, “classic hot chocolate” isn’t going to cut it. My hot chocolate goes a step beyond. It’s dairy-free, of course, and it contains delicious coconut milk. I call it my “Decadent Vegan Hot Chocolate.”
So what exactly gives this hot chocolate the right to have the word “decadent” in its name? 1 special ingredient: thick, rich coconut milk.
You can use either full fat or light coconut milk (we’re talking the canned stuff here, not the refrigerated stuff you buy in cartons). Using the full fat coconut milk thickens the hot chocolate slightly and makes it extra creamy. Treat yo’self.
Top it off with some coconut whip and a sprinkling of cinnamon if you’d like. Then sit back and enjoy your decadent vegan hot chocolate with a delicious homemade muffin, a cookie (or two!), or a slice of coconut raisin banana bread. Whether you’ve just come in from the cold outdoors or not.
If you like chocolate + mint, then you’ll want to check out my recipe for Decadent Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate!
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How to Make Decadent Vegan Hot Chocolate
Why have regular hot chocolate when you can make yourself this easy and rich, dairy-free decadent vegan hot chocolate to warm up with instead?
Heat non-dairy milk and coconut milk in a small pot. Heat until steaming but not boiling.
Whisk in cocoa powder.
Add sweetener to taste, stir.
If using coconut whip, add to the top.
If garnishing with cinnamon, sprinkle on top.
- You can use either full fat or light coconut milk (we're talking the canned stuff here, not the refrigerated stuff you buy in cartons). Using the full fat coconut milk thickens the hot chocolate slightly and makes it extra creamy.