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This hot chocolate is rich, luxurious and thick. I make it with evaporated coconut milk and sweetened condensed coconut milk that don’t leave any coconut flavour but make this drink creamy and delicious. For the chocolate I’m using Lindt 70 % which is the best quality in my opinion. Then I mix in arrowroot or cornstarch powder to thicken the chocolate. I decorate this indulgent drink with some plant based whipped cream and some grated chocolate.
If you want to use your own sweetener you can replace the sweetened condensed coconut milk with 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup. In this case add about 1 tbsp more of evaporated coconut milk.
Hot Chocolate (V, GF)
- whipped plant based cream
- grated chocolate
- Pour evaporated coconut milk in a pot.
- In a small cup put arrowroot or constrach powder. Take 1/2 tbsp of evaporated coconut milk from a pot and add it to the starch. Mix together until you get a slurry. Then pour the slurry back to the rest of evaporated coconut milk.
- Add to the pot also condensed coconut milk, vanilla and salt.
- Put the pot on the stove and heat it until it starts boiling. Leave it to boil for a few seconds, then turn the heat to low.
- Add chocolate to the pot and leave it to melt. Mix well together with a spoon.
- Turn off the heat and pour hot chocolate into a mug. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
- Decorate with plant based whipped cream (wait for the hot chocolate to cool a little bit before doing that if you don't want the whipped cream to melt) and grated chocolate if desired. Serve warm.
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