Many moons ago, I was searching on Pinterest for a hot cocoa recipe for my son, who looooves hot cocoa, but I was less than thrilled about giving him the pre-packed stuff with the foreign ingredient list. So I came across a really simple recipe that taste great.
But fast forward a couple of years, my son is now asking to drink coffee with mom and dad too. So, my solution was to give him half steamed almond milk with the cocoa mixture and half decaf coffee. He loved it!
So then, I started to pour my cup of daily coffee with a little room left for some steamed milk and a little cocoa mixture. And I call it….. *insert drum roll* Vegan Hot Cocoa Coffee! It’s just enough sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth, but not overly sweet like some of the coffee creamers are. And most importantly, it’s void of any artificial ingredients.
Almost every day during “cocoa season” my son will ask for special coffee lol. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
The cocoa mix is very simple. Combine the following ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend well:
- 1 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Vegan Hot Cocoa
If you are making just hot cocoa, bring one cup of milk to a near boil, then combine milk and 2 tbsp of cocoa mix in your favorite mug.
Vegan Hot Cocoa Coffee
If you are making the Vegan Hot Cocoa Coffee, then first brew your coffee. I personally love French Pressed coffee :-). Warm up 1/4-1/2 cup of non dairy milk (I prefer Almond Milk). Now, the amount of milk will depend on your desired coffee to milk ratio. Some days I feel a little more cocoa-ish than coffee-ish and some days I just want a splash of cocoa to add a little sweetness.
If you make a 1:1 ratio of coffee and cocoa then add 1 tbsp of cocoa mix and stir well. If you plan to use less milk, adjust your cocoa mix accordingly.
Let me know how your drink turns out!