Hello, and happy 2019! If you’re a regular- then welcome back! If you’re new, perhaps flirting with Veganuary, then I’m delighted that you stopped by and hope to see you again. As we wade through the grey- and anti-climactic-ness of January, I see good hot chocolate as an essential tool for well-being. In pursuit of the ideal winter beverage, I’ve tried many hot chocolates in my time as a vegan. Finally, I think I’ve found ‘the one’: no powder, not too sweet, beautifully silky, and wonderfully comforting. Plus, I have two funky variations.
Note: I wouldn’t normally prescribe a brand, but Oatly barista is an excellent product, and really gives you the silkiness required.
Takes 5 minutes
WHAT YOU NEED
- 230ml Oatly Barista
- 30g 65% or 70% dark chocolate (which doesn’t contain milk)
- 1 tsp. hazelnut butter
- Chai spiced
WHAT TO DO
- Heat your Oatly in a saucepan until it is hot- but not boiling.
- In the mean time, finely chop your chocolate.
- Tip the chocolate into the milk, whisking thoroughly, and then pour swiftly into a mug.
MAKE IT SPICY
Put a chai teabag in the saucepan with the milk, and remove just before you add the chocolate
MAKE IT LIKE NUTELLA
Add 1 tsp. of hazelnut butter to the milk when you add the chocolate