This may come as a surprise to you but even in Dubai it can get cold. Which is why I think it is always good to have a quick and easy dairy free hot chocolate recipe on hand. Marzipan candy cane not necessary but a delish addition. My recipe for dairy free hot chocolate uses three simple ingredients that I am sure most people have in their kitchen. If you want a vegan version you can substitute the honey with maple syrup, agave syrup or just use sugar.
Here we go!
Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Recipe
1 cup oat milk, for a foamy version use soy milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
Add all the ingredients to a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer while whisking. Make sure that no clumps are left and serve immediately. For larger groups just multiply the ingredients by the number of people.
Want to add some more flavour dimensions? Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Did you know that drinking this dairy free hot chocolate can also be good for you? Here is an interesting article about the benefits of drinking hot chocolate. It is important to note that this does not apply to ALL hot chocolates. Most of the commercial mixes contain loads of add sugar, soy lecithin, carrageenan, salt, flavours and the list goes on. Which is why it is better and better for you to make your own. Plus it tastes delicious!
So what are you waiting for? Make your own hygge moment at home; sip some super rich and delicious dairy free hot chocolate and read your favourite book.
Do you also need some back ground music? I love to listen to Bing Crosby Christmas albums for that extra Christmas touch. Who do you like to listen to over the holidays?