Here are the essentials you will need for your basic hot chocolate. You can do endless types of hot chocolate but here is your base.
Add 2 cups of your favorite unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like to do 1 c coconut milk and 1 c almond milk), 1/4 c cocoa powder, 1/4 c maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla extract to a small pot.
Put the flame on high and whisk everything together very good until….
…there are no more lumps! Now you have a smooth hot chocolate drink. Just before it starts to bubble lightly you can turn off the heat and pour it into 2 regular sized mugs.
Add a few vegan marshmallows...
And maybe a few more….
What the heck lets go nuts!
For variations you can add a cinnamon stick or a pinch of cinnamon. You can add cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cayenne or a splash of mint extract. Do some experimenting to see what you like best.
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- 2.0c milk (coconut, almond, organic cows)
- 1/4c cocao powder
- 1/4c maple syrup
- 1.0tsp vanilla extract
- vegan marshmallows
- spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)