Hot Chocolate & Frozen Hot Chocolate | Vegan, Paleo

Hot Chocolate & Frozen Hot Chocolate | Vegan, Paleo


hi everyone in today’s video I will show
you how to make vegan hot chocolate and frozen hot chocolate the recipe is built
on each other which is why I’m sharing them in the same video let’s start with
the heart chocolate the base for both hot chocolate and frozen hot chocolate
is cashew milk I make my own cashew milk when I’m making this recipe because I
want the milk to be a bit thicker than the regular store-bought cashew milk if
I do use store-bought milk I usually blend it with a few cashews to
make it creamier while you can use any plant-based milk you like I prefer
cashew milk in this recipe because it’s flavor profile is very mild it’s a
little sweet and only slightly nutty the next ingredient for both recipes is
cacao or cocoa powder before mixing all the ingredients together add a little
bit of the cashew milk into a small bowl and mix it with the cacao powder to
create a thick mixture if you try mixing the cacao powder with the entire amount
of cashew milk the cacao powder will kind of just float on top and won’t mix
properly with the rest of the ingredients now that we have that
prepped add some more casual milk into a medium saucepan fold by the cacao
mixture maple syrup and shaved chocolate I’m using my own dark tempered chocolate
but store-bought chocolate works just as well I have a video for homemade raw
tempered chocolate on my channel already so I will link it in the description box
below if you’re interested heat all the ingredients over medium
heat until everything is well combined one word of caution if you are using
homemade plant-based milk the milk will most likely thicken as you are heating
it up if the milk does thicken too much it’s not a big deal you can always fill
it out this is the most basic hot chocolate
recipe if you’d like add a splash of vanilla a dash of cinnamon coconut
whipped cream customize it any way you like now let’s move on to the frozen hot
chocolate which does require a little more prep first up you’ll need to make
some milk ice cubes I’m again using my homemade cashew milk / cashew cream you
don’t really want to use just ice because pure ice would just water the
frozen hot chocolate down even with the cashew cream the frozen hot chocolate
still turns out a little slushy because the main ingredient in the cashew milk
is water the sweetener in the frozen hot chocolate as opposed to the hot
chocolate our dates this is because states will not only sweeten the frozen
hot chocolate but they will also thicken it up other than that the base for the
frozen hot chocolate is the same as the base for the hot chocolate the cashew
milk cacao or cocoa powder and a little bit of shaved chocolate the only
difference is that the chocolate mixture is more concentrated because we’ll be
adding the milk ice cubes I’m starting with just a few ice cubes but I’ll be
adding more as I’m blending and that’s it
you can top the frozen hot chocolate with some shaped chocolate or coconut
whipped cream and you’re ready to serve I wanted to do a taste test for frozen
hot chocolate for a really long time but tennis just wouldn’t do it with me
because he was like frozen hot chocolate that doesn’t really make sense but then
I told him that we were gonna do a taste test for both frozen hot chocolate and
hot chocolate and that did the trick mm-hmm it’s certainly good I can tell
you that this hot chocolate is not oily which is very important to me because
I’ve had hot chocolate or want to be hot chocolates that like are like drinking
very oily canola oil tastes like it’s just not good this is nice and smooth
not oily very flavorful it’s what you want to drink on a cold day this is much
more fun to eat a slash drink because you have the ice and chomp on it if you
want to and another interesting fact about this one is you can shock the
chocolate as you’re making it so as you’re blending everything together give
the chocolate separately which has been like boiled or melted the melted
chocolate yes dump it into the blender as it’s all blending don’t dump it
slowly slowly pour it in slowly pour it into the blender and then you will get
chunks of chocolate that are frozen and blended and so as you’re drinking it
it’s nice and smooth like a smoothie but then you have residual particles of like
chocolate in your mouth you’ve already swallowed it and then there’s these
explosions it’s time bomb of chocolate going off so you can have shocked frozen
hot chocolate yeah well makes it a lot more fun so there’s an option for you
and I think you should try this one in the summer of course and this one is a
winter drink that is my assessment all right so I hope you enjoyed this video
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