During chilly winter nights, sip on this delicious vegan hot chocolate. Nothing warms a person up better than hot chocolate. The chocolate flavor is intense in this recipe because of the use of cocoa powder instead of chopped chocolate. You can either use water or almond milk depending on your preferences. A mug of vegan hot chocolate is the perfect way to end the night.
Vegan Hot Chocolate
5 tbsp good quality pure unsweetened cocoa powder (we like mixing 2 different brands to add complexity to the flavor. Here we used Droste and Lake Champlain unsweetened cocoa powder)
4 tbsp sugar
½ tbsp corn starch
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup water or almond milk
1) Combine both cocoa powders, sugar and corn starch in a small bowl
2) Pour COLD water into a small sauce pan, add cocoa mixture and start cooking at medium low heat, stirring constantly.
3) Cook until it thickens and serve immediately in 2 small mugs.