Every now and then I really enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and today is one of those days. I seem to cycle with things I like so I either don't have it or I have them every day for a while then I don't want it anymore.
When Chloe (our eldest) gifted me with a pack of cacao and mushroom mix I didn’t feel like hot cacao at the time.
Is it hormones or weather? Creativity?
Whatever it is, I found a way to spice it up. On these cold winter days the warmth and spice in this drink circulates the blood and warms me up. I'm a cold body so warm spicy drinks and meals are my thing.
Welcome to my Spicy Hot Cacao.
I love to use the thermomix for many quick recipes as I can do other things while this heats and stirs for me.
Recipe for 2 people. My hubby loves to enjoy my creations too.
Add all these ingredients into the thermomix bowl or saucepan
1-2 heaped dessert spoons of raw Cacao powder (depends how dark you like yours)
450g of cocoa quench which is made from coconut and rice milk or your choice of milk
2 teaspoons of cacao and medicinal mushroom powder
⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or to taste (optional)
Set Thermomix 90 degrees/for 3-5 minutes/speed 2-3 then speed 3-4 towards the end
The time and temperature will depend on how you like to drink it. If you like your drinks cooler then drop the temperature. I like mine around 80-90 degrees
I add a couple of drops of Young Living orange oil and stir a few seconds before serving
On the Stove
Use a little of the milk to blend the cacao first or with a small amount of boiled water to dissolve the cacao.
Heat over the stove stirring till it reaches the temperature you desire, usually 4-5 min.
Like it hotter, heat longer
Don’t over heat as it will denature the protein and change the flavour.
Add a couple of drops of Young Living orange oil and stir a few seconds before serving (optional)
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