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