Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Whether you have been working out in the cold all day, shopping for those deals, or playing with the family, hot chocolate is always there. We love to warm up and be comforted at the end of the day, we like to feel snuggley and warmed up in these cold months. Whether you only enjoy it from time to time or love to make it regularly for your family, we want it to be the best hot chocolate we have ever had. This recipe shows you how to make a sinfully good vegan hot chocolate. That traditional and perfect cold weather indulgent drink that warms our soul and acts like a big hug. We always remember enjoying it growing up but not everyone had homemade. I can remember the packet store brand kind, those tiny dried marshmallows, and not so homey taste. It may be a quick fix, but this recipe is just as fast and way better. Sure to warm you up and when you serve it to your family assembled and drizzled with that finishing caramel touch, you are sure to feel happy and comforted. Enjoy!

Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Ingredients


Hot Chocolate
2 cups organic vegan milk
5 oz organic vegan chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon organic vegan cocoa powder
A pinch of salt

Salted Caramel
1/2 cup organic raw brown sugar
1/4 vegan milk (recommend full fat coconut milk)
4 Tablespoons vegan butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Whipped Cream
1 cup harden coconut cream (recommend full fat coconut milk)
1 to 2 Tablespoon vegan raw powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Hot Chocolate

Begin by heating your vegan milks.

Slowly add in your vegan chocolate and cocoa powder. Whisk until incorporated. You will have to do this in stages, you want it to melt completely and slow.


Once the vegan chocolate has been incorporated, add in your vanilla and pinch of salt. Once combined, set aside to make your vegan whipped cream before assembly. 


Ready to Serve

Caramel
Add everything but vanilla in a medium sauce pan. Cook everything over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes whisk until the entire mixture gets thicker. 



Turn off the heat and whisk in your vanilla. The mixture will bubble and foam, be careful. Cool, pour into a container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Foams Up, Be Careful!

Vegan Whipped Cream

The night before, take a can of full fat coconut milk and place into the fridge to chill. You want to seperate the water and the thick cream of the coconut. This happens over night. When you open, drain out the coconut water and scoop out the thick white cream. 

The Remaining Water
(Do NOT Use)
Use the Thick White Cream
Add all your components into a stand mixer (hand mixer works well too) and whisk to beat the coconut cream.


Sprinkle in your 1 to 2 Tbsps sugar and vanilla and continue beating. The entire thing should come together within a few minutes. Taste for sweetness and adjust as desired.

Assembly
In your favorite glass of mug, ladle in your now ready and waiting hot chocolate, followed by a few dollops of made vegan whipped cream. Finish the whole thing off by adding a drizzle if the ready made vegan salted caramel sauce and serve hot and ready to drink. Enjoy!


Ready to Serve Vegan Hot Chocolate

-Amy