Recipe: Not Mom's Hot Cocoa

Whether you're hitting the slopes, or winding down from a long day - nothing hits the spot quite like some hot chocolate. Unfortunately, most hot chocolates out there are full of questionable ingredients and loaded with artificial sweeteners. Not this one though! 

We like to drink this hot or cold - depending on our mood. Make sure to give it a try, it tastes as amazing as it looks.

Note: If you don't have any light coconut milk on hand, you can substitute with your preferred dairy/dairy-substitute of choice. The coconut milk does add an extra layer of smoothness though, so it's recommended.

INGREDIENTS

(Serves 1 - 2)

  • 1 Packet of Phat Fudge
  • 2 TB of raw cacao
  • 1 TB of coconut oil
  • 1 cup light coconut milk (hot or ice cold according to preference)
  • Freshly scraped vanilla beans to taste
  • Optional toppings: coconut whipped cream, chocolate sauce, extra cacao

PREPARATION

Take all ingredients and combine in a blender/food processor until well incorporated. Once satisfied, pour into a glass and top with the optional coconut whipped cream / chocolate drizzle / raw cacao (you know, if you're aesthetic and all that).

FYI, this is quite chocolatey - especially if you're using optimum quality cacao. If you're not a huge chocolate fan, try toning down the cacao to suit your tastes.

This recipe multiplies very easily, so if you're making it for a large crowd try adding in a tiny pinch of sea salt.

Enjoy!