Cheers to the holidays! First, for motivational purposes, the Hanson Family was kind enough to provide an instructional video on how to drink the final product (screeching baby is optional).
Next, the recipes:
Basic Vegan Hot Chocolate for 2
2 cups store-bought Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (make sure it’s pre-sweetened)
2 ounces vegan cocoa (in bar form, but NOT a bar labeled “baking”)- alternately use 2 tablespoons of 100% cocoa powder
Heat almond milk in a pan over medium, stirring often, until steamy. Add cacao and stir until dissolved. Pour into mugs and serve immediately.
Hot Peppermint Chocolate
Basic Recipe + Add 4 ounces of Peppermint Schnapps to the almond milk before serving
Tame Hot Peppermint Chocolate
Basic Recipe + Add a few drops of Peppermint Oil
Hot Orange Chocolate
Basic Recipe + Add 4 ounces of Orange Schnapps to the almond milk before serving
Tame Hot Orange Chocolate
Basic Recipe + Add a few drops of Orange Oil
Hot Chocolate Kick
Basic Recipe + Add a scant pinch of Cayenne Powder
Hot Pumpkin Chocolate
Basic Recipe + Add a tablespoon of Pumpkin Purée plus a teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
Hot Peppermint Chocolate Dream
Basic Recipe + Add 2 ounces of Peppermint Schnapps and 2 ounces of Kahlua to the almond milk before serving
Whoa. Need a break from all that sexy chocolate? Gather your alternative, forward-thinking ingredients, and toast the New Year here.
And now that you’re sloshed, (or soon will be) check out my latest flash fiction challenge– I extended the deadline!