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minty vegan hot chocolate

Delicious Minty Vegan Hot Chocolate


  • Author: Susan Hollingshead

Description

I am always looking for vegan options to traditional omnivore ones because I would be lying if I told you I didn’t miss some of the things I used to eat before. At this time of the year especially with our recent plunge into the cold, I was looking for some hot and cold Christmas beverage alternatives. I found a simple recipe for minted vegan hot chocolate and thought I would try it. The recipe called for a litre of chocolate coconut milk and mint tea bags. Boil the coconut milk with the teabags it said and enjoy. Well, I followed the recipe and ended up with an unappetizing lumpy froth-covered pot of steaming coconut milk with a very vague minty taste. I strained it to remove the lumpy froth and only found it minty enough after adding a couple of drops of peppermint extract. I was disappointed, to say the least.
So always the inventor, I produced a much easier way to make this without boiling it and in turn enjoyed a true hot minted chocolate drink.


Ingredients

One litre of chocolate coconut/almond/soy or oat milk
Several drops of peppermint extract (to taste)
Vegan Whipped Topping – purchase, or make your own from coconut cream


Instructions

In a saucepan gently heat the coconut milk and peppermint extract to just before boiling (steam will arise). Pour in mugs and add a dollop of Cocowhip. You could sprinkle cocoa or minted sprinkles on top of the Cocowhip to make it more festive. Enjoy!

While we are on the topic of vegan beverages, one I really missed was eggnog. I have tried several vegan alternatives but have found them to be disappointing…until Earth’s Own produced their version. Oh my, I am instantly taken back to the thick creamy dairy version of eggnog that I missed. Earth’s Own Holiday Nog is delicious, thick, and super creamy! Stay warm folks!


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