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beverage essentials: dairy free hot cocoa

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

As I pen these words, we are experiencing some of the coldest weather in recent memory. It started four days ago and is supposed to continue for at least another week. Dark gloomy skies with a lite snow constantly falling. The highs are well below the freeing mark, and wind chills are in negative territory. Okay enough of that… How about a nice refreshing hot cocoa? So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beverage essentials: dairy free hot cocoa

  • 3/4 c
    filtered water
  • 5.4 oz
    coconut milk, full fat variety, 1 small can
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder, unsweetened variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 pinch
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 oz
    peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz

How To Make beverage essentials: dairy free hot cocoa

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a saucepan, and a good mug to make and serve this recipe. That is about it.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add the water, coconut milk cocoa, honey, and salt to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • 5
    If you are adding any of the optional items, do so now.
  • 6
    Whisk constantly, until all of the ingredients are dissolved and begins to boil, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  • 7
    Reduce the heat to medium low and lightly simmer for an additional 6 – 8 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  • 8
    Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • 9
  • So yummy
    Pour in a large mug and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy.
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