White Hot Chocolate

almond milk dairy free gluten free nut milks vegan white chocolate

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

INGREDIENTS

For almond milk

  • 1 cup (150g) almonds
  • 1 quart (946ml) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

For hot chocolate

  • 4 (3") cinnamon sticks
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk made with the NutraMilk, divided
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate, chopped (you may choose vegan white chocolate)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened whipped cream or coconut cream (if vegan) and ground cinnamon (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS

For almond Milk

(I used some almond milk I previously made with the NutraMilk and had frozen)

  • Start by making fresh almond milk with the NutraMilk:
    • Place almonds in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 7 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Add water and replace lid
    • Press Mix (do not change the default Mix time).
    • Press Start.
    • Press Dispense, open
    • spigot
    • and fill your container with almond milk. 
  • Toast cinnamon sticks in a medium dry saucepan over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add salt and 2 cups almond milk and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Whisk cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup almond milk in a small bowl. Add to warm milk mixture and heat over medium. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until warmed through, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla. Let sit until chocolate is melted, about 30 seconds, then stir to combine. Discard cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!
  • Divide hot chocolate between mugs. Top with whipped cream and dust with ground cinnamon.



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