Vegan Hot Chocolate Milk

The coffee, tea and hot chocolate departments have always been my favorite places in the supermarket. I was always attracted by the different choices, flavours and adds of these products. But then I (almost) stopped drinking coffee. Now I still use to stroll through these departments, only to get some inspiration for the homemade versions. Because we all love chocolate at home, the hot chocolate is something we make almost daily, sometimes even, during the weekends, twice per day. I could list here a lot of ingredients we add, depending on what we have available and on whom is the milk chocolate made for. Let’s be honest: someone who is used to his classical version of hot chocolate would appreciate less paprika powder or other exotic spices in it ! I am open to experiment and I do believe that the most delicious recipes start by changing the ingredients with what one has at hand.Vegan Hot Milk Chocolate

To make a summary of the best hot chocolate milk recipe one can make home, I could mention those ingredients:
– cacao mass (or cacao butter+ cacao powder/ or a nut butter like almond/peanut,tahini etc+ cacao powder)
– sweetener (dates are the best ones in my opinion, but for a glycemic index coconut sugar is best)
– oats/or millet, quinoa flour or boiled rice/amaranth/quinoa (I like it more when my milk has a flour and more consisting touch)
– hemp seeds (skip it in case you are using a nut butter)
– warm/hot water

Personalize your milk according to your taste by adding:
– superfoods (lucuma, maca, carob etc)
– spices (cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, curcuma powder, vanilla etc)

I am simply a big fan of the combination cacao-carob powder, and my daughters love it too but whatever you decide to combine, this chocolate milk will put a smile on your face on a cold winter.

Vegan hot chocolate milk

My recipe:
2 serves

2-3 TbSp cacao mass (also called cacao liquor)
1TSp rolled oats
1TS carob powder (optional)
1-2 TbSp hemp seeds
2-3 dates
500 ml hot water

+ your favourite spice/superfood

Mix everything and enjoy it!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. soapjam says:

    Sounds good, Natalia! I suppose the oats would make the hot chocolate a bit thick? I’ve never heard of lucuma and maca. I will have to look it up. I guess I stopped at quinoa- something I like to eat as a salad. Love your photos, by the way. 🙂

    1. Natalia says:

      Love quinoa too, Silvia! 🙂
      Thank you!

  2. Monica says:

    I love your healthy eating lifestyle and I do it vicariously through you. 😉 Like Silvia said, your photos are so amazing and so inspiring.

  3. Roxana says:

    Oh my!!! Just reading about it and my mouth waters!!!

  4. Jenny says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m always on the lookout for yummy vegan recipes. And I love the photos, too.

  5. Natalia says:

    Thank you, Jenny, Monica and Roxana!

  6. genevieve y says:

    Hot chocolate is so wonderful during the winter! I love making myself a cup to warm up. My favourite additions are maca and cinnamon. Yum!

  7. Gabi says:

    mmmm, reteta asta vine la fix! tot cautam de ceva timp un mod nou de a face ciocolata calda, dar fara zahar sau lapte.

  8. oh wow, wouldn’t have thought about oats or quinoa in hot chocolate but now I feel I must definitely try. Thanks for the inspiration hun x

  9. I love to add lucuma and maca to my hot chocolates, but I’ve never thought to try oats – that’s such a creative idea, I will definitely try it soon! xo

  10. This looks absolutely amazing! I love those gorgeous flavours, and I love your creativity as well! Do you think you could ship some to me by any chance? 😉

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