Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

There’s something about hot chocolate that takes me back to childhood – warming up from the inside out with a steamy Styrofoam cup of hot chocolate while picking out a tree, or curling up by the fire with a good book and a warm mug. These days I don’t find myself drinking hot chocolate very often, but the other day it finally cooled down a bit in Austin and I had such a craving for it. I like anything with a spicy kick so I decided to try making some vegan Mexican hot chocolate – the results were pretty amazing.

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Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate
Makes 1 serving

2 cups almond milk (or substitute of choice)
2 tablespoons cacao powder (I used this kind)
1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cinnamon stick

On the stove top, whisk together all ingredients in a pot until fully incorporated and steaming hot. Serve and enjoy!

Optional: Garnish with a sprinkle of sea salt

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  1. Loved this!
    As a vegan I always have these craving for something sweet specially when I take it to go!
    Lately I’ve been on a Chai Tea Latte fix but this is a great non caffeinated alternative!
    Also adds variety to my diet!
    So much gratitude for the idea!

  2. I made a similar recipe the other day: I used raw honey instead of the sugar, and I mixed it with Teeccino (a delicious and healthy coffee substitute made from dandelion root, chicory, and more). so yummy!!

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