Spicy hot cacao drink
Rich raw cacao mixed with delicious organic spices - what more do you need in life! This warming chocolatey goodness in a cup has got me through many a winter’s day. If you feel like spicy chocolate goodness while the sun is shining, no problem, you can also serve it cold over ice.
Make time: 10 mins | Makes 1 large mug | Equipment needed: blender
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- 2 pinches cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- ⅛ tsp chilli flakes
- 2 pinches vanilla bean powder
- 2 pinches black peppercorn
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 cup almond or other plant based milk
- ¾ cup filtered water
- optional — cinnamon to sprinkle and raw chocolate grated on top
There are two preparation methods, depending on whether you want to make a raw version or heat it on the stove.
Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend on high for a few minutes until it reaches around 40 degrees (3 - 4 minutes).
Place the water, coconut sugar and spices in a pot and stir well. Slowly bring to a simmer, and once it is simmering allow the spices to infuse into the liquid for a few minutes.
Take off the heat, add the cacao powder and almond milk and whisk together. Place everything back on a low heat and bring up to around 60 degrees Celsius while whisking with vigour to get some froth in there.
Pour into a big mug and sprinkle this chocolate goodness with cinnamon and grated raw chocolate flakes for an extra chocolate blast.