Creamy Almond Hot Chocolate

That’s right. Chocolate + maple syrup + roasted almond butter, all warmed together into a rich, warming drink that might just warrant some Kahlua for kicks.

almond hot cocoa

Creamy Almond Hot Chocolate

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 1/2 cups creamy unsweetened nondairy milk
2 tablespoons roasted almond butter
3 oz. non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips

Put the water, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to medium heat, whisking frequently, until no lumps remain. Whisk in the nondairy milk. Heat until the mixture is steaming. Remove from heat and add the almond butter and nondairy chocolate chips.

Let it stand about 1 minute. Insert an immersion blender, and blend until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can put it directly into a blender once it has cooled a little longer.

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9 thoughts on “Creamy Almond Hot Chocolate

  1. uberdish says:

    With almond butter, yes! Maybe I will survive this winter after all. (Yesterday at the gas pump, I was literally frozen….and it was only minus 1! I’m in big trouble, but not with this hot chocolate!). πŸ™‚

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      Well, you’re a lot braver than I am. I would not be able to handle the cold up there! Find yourself a full-serve gas pump, Ang!

      The Maranatha makes for a nicer one than Nuts To You Nutbutter in this case because it is creamier and richer in the roasted flavor.

      Are you down this way at all in the next month or so? There’s some simmering here with your name on it…!

  2. kimmythevegan says:

    Mmmm this sounds super delicious. I tried making hot chocolate last winter myself (without that crap hot chocolate mix – couldn’t find vegan stuff anyway). Mine turned out kind of watery and gross… I think the addition of almond butter & chocolate chips will definitely help =)

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      I’ve never used hot chocolate mix so I am not sure if there is a vegan version, but I am not sure why the real deal was watery! Yikes! I can help you with your recipe… I’ve made it plenty of times sans almond butter or chocolate chips and it is still creamy and delicious. Did you use water or (nondairy) milk?

  3. Katriliis Riet says:

    Love this! I added all the ingredients plus a bit of maca powder into my Vitamix and just mixed everything up at full speed for about 3 min. No saucepan and a delicious “raw” hot chocolate as a result. Thank you.

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