08 May, 2012

Hot Chocolate

There is nothing better than a creamy, thick hot chocolate on a cold, winter night sitting next to the warm fireplace. 

It's not easy to make it without dairy and starch; not easy, but possible :)

Ingredients per cup
1 tbsp 100% cashew spread
1 tsp Duch cocoa powder,
1-2 tsp sweetener of your liking (eg. honey, stevea, Natvia, agave...)
approx. 1 cup hot water

Place the cashew spread, cocoa powder, sweetener and a few teaspoon of hot water into a sauce pan and mix them well. 
Pour the rest of the water while continuously stirring. Heat on medium-high temperature until it's creamy and thick. Pour more water if necessary. 

Enjoy :)

With vanilla: add 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence at the beginning. 
With cinnamon: add 1 tsp of cinnamon at the beginning.
With mint: add a few drops of mint essence to the mixture at the end. 
With chilli: add a little chilli powder to the mixture at the beginning. Be careful not to overdose it.

Variations for wellbeing
Dairy intolerance: enjoy as is.
Gluten intolerance: enjoy as is.
Paleo: enjoy as is.

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