Very Delicious Hot Chocolate. This delicious hot chocolate recipe has all the flavour and none of the nasties of the more conventional sugar-ladened type.
“This delicious hot chocolate has all the allure and taste of a hot chocolate but without any of the nasties of the more conventional sugar laden type. It has cacao, which is FULL of mood enhancing properties and wonderful antioxidants. It’s full of healthy fats, which feed the brain and give energy with out being stored. It has natural sweetening and above all it is still comforting and delicious and such a treat for a rainy cold day when a blanket and a cosy spot with a mug of this is the only thing that will give warmth and deliciousness.”
Small handful of cashew nuts, soaked in filtered water for a few hours or overnight
400ml full-fat coconut milk
11/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw honey or raw date syrup (or to taste – you can add more after it is heated if you want it sweeter)
Pinch of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon orange peel zest or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder or Pinch of chilli and a pinch of cinnamon
Drain and rinse the soaked cashew nuts.
Throw everything into a blender, including the extra spices if you fancy. Blitz until you have a smooth liquid.
Pour it into a saucepan and place over a gentle heat until it reaches a good temperature. Check the sweetness and add more honey or date syrup if you wish.
This recipe is from Nourish by Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson. Published by Kyle Books.