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Blender Mocha Hot Cacao (Paleo, Vegan)

Blender Mocha Hot Cacao (Paleo, Vegan)

(Originally published on 24 Nov 2015 at https://CornFreeHippie.com)

The fall weather often makes me miss enjoying a nice latte, mocha or hot cocoa prepared for me.  Rather than lament that I can't stop by my favorite cafe and share a mug of coffee with my favorite coffee fan, I decided that I'd come up with my own yummy, healthy and safe version at home.

Remember to use-safe-for-you ingredients. If you simply want a mug of hot cacao, omit the coffee beans.

         Ingredients

2 cups non-dairy milk*
2 Tbsp. cacao powder, raw
1/2-1 dz coffee beans**

         Method

After making or selecting your milk, add cacao powder & coffee beans. Blend using hot soup setting on Blendtec (this is a 90 second cycle that heats up contents). Serve & enjoy while hot!

         Notes: *I use date-sweetened homemade hemp milk to which I added 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder, 1 Tbsp. chia seeds & an extra date. Almond, cashew, dairy or coconut milk would also work well.

        *Because I no longer tolerate coffee, I now use brewed dandelion coffee. 

         Add sweetener of choice & / or vanilla to taste.

         Adjust amount of cacao & / or coffee beans for desired flavor.

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