Inspired by a candy bar favorite, this rich & decadent Frothy "Almond Joy" Hot Chocolate is the perfect addition to a cozy weekend brunch...
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The recipe and opinions in this post are 100% mine.
If you ask me, cold winter weekends were just made for warm, cozy brunches at home. I mean, who wants to bundle up, get everyone in the car, and brave the freezing temps for breakfast out at your favorite brunch spot? And you have no reason to when you can stay at home with a huge stack of homemade waffles, your family's favorite toppings, and mugs of this warm & rich Frothy "Almond Joy" Hot Chocolate.
I do have to confess that I have always been more of a packets of hot cocoa mix kind of gal. I mean, it is easy, peasy, right? You dump the packet into a mug, pour in hot water or milk, stir, & done. But while the instant stuff is great in a pinch (or when you are feeling lazy), cozy weekend brunches at home with the family call for something a little more decadent. I do save the good stuff- like this Frothy "Almond Joy" Hot Chocolate- for more special occasions... or sometimes just because. ;) And you know what? Making hot chocolate from scratch really doesn't take that many more steps than making the packet stuff, and it happens to be 10 times better. Trust me on this...
Frothy "Almond Joy" Hot Chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of good quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Toasted coconut & almonds slices, whipped cream- for topping
Combine the coconut milk, chocolate, and almond butter in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the chocolate is melted & all the ingredients are well combined. Let cool slightly.
Pour into a blender, and blend until frothy & creamy- about 30-45 seconds.
Pour into a mug & top with toasted coconut, almond slices, & whipped cream, if desired.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to serve more than one. Just be sure to use a larger saucepan and tack on a few extra minutes of cooking time for the chocolate to melt and for everything to heat all the way through.
And I urge you all to not skip the blender step! It really gives this thick & creamy hot chocolate a nice airy, frothy texture. I mean, do you see those little chocolate bubbles in that mug? Those are little pockets of chocolate goodness, folks. ;)
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