Our favourite festive ingredient here at nom has got to be cinnamon – its spicy warmth is perfect for the cold winter months!
Not only is it a delicious addition to any sweet creation, this ingredient also has some added benefits! Cinnamon has been found to be high in antioxidants, fibre, and have blood-sugar lowering properties. So, what better reason to try out our festive, vegan, hot chocolate recipe?
- 1 heaped tsp of Cacao powder
- Half a bar of your favourite vegan chocolate
- 2 teaspoons of Maple syrup
- Milk of choice (we used almond)
- Canned Coconut milk (Refrigerated overnight)
- Nom Cinnamon Maple Popcorn
Start by melting your chosen chocolate
Next, mix together your hot chocolate paste, using the cacao powder, maple syrup and cinnamon– if it’s too thick, add a small amount of your chosen milk.
Gently heat your milk in a saucepan or in the microwave.
Once warm, add the milk in small amount to your chocolate paste whilst whisking (the more you whisk, the frothier the hot chocolate!)
Take your can of refrigerated coconut milk and whisk vigorously until it has a whipped-cream-like texture.
Spoon some of your whipped “cream” on to your hot chocolate and top with cinnamon maple popcorn.
Sprinkle with a little bit more cinnamon and there you have it! The perfect winter treat to keep you cosy!