The festive season here in Australia is quite different compared to the northern hemisphere. Instead of celebrating Christmas surrounded by snow and ice, we celebrate by the ocean and on the sand. It’s beautiful, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish I would wake up on a December day, look out my window and see snow covering the earth and the trees. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get into the festive spirit! As part of the ASOS Xmas advent campaign, I’ve decided to make four festive treats. First off is this creamy hot chocolate, made dairy free with the use of almond milk and refined sugar free by using coconut sugar. I may be overheating slightly while I drink it but boy, is it delicious. I hope you enjoy it too!
Creamy Hot Chocolate
Makes one mug
1 cup soy milk (or any other milk of choice)
1 heaping tbsp sifted cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp coconut sugar
In a small saucepan on medium heat, whisk together the almond milk and cacao powder until it begins to simmer. Turn the heat to low and add in the remaining ingredients, stirring often until the hot chocolate has thickened up slightly. Pour into a mug and enjoy cuddled up in bed with your favourite book.