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Decadent mountain hot chocolate

A decadent and spicy hot chocolate. Photo: Maddy Bellcroft
A super-rich and spicy hot drink. 
Perfect for when you want an extra special after-dinner treat, this decadent mountain hot chocolate is super rich and a little goes a long way. My partner thinks it’s worth noting that for an extra sugar high, this drink is best served with a packet of gingernuts.  Profile Cook time 5min Serves 2-3 Cost $3-$4 Ingredients 2 cups water 60g coconut milk powder 50g dark chocolate (70% or more) 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar ¼ tsp vanilla essence Additional options: 
  • Good pinch chilli powder (mix through at end)
  • Few drops peppermint essence (mix through at end)
  • Two cardamom pods and 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg (add at the start and remove cardamom before serving).
Method Place water and coconut milk powder into a pot and bring to the boil, reduce heat and add chocolate, 1 tbsp coconut sugar and vanilla essence, whisk well until combined. Taste and add extra sugar if needed. Serve piping hot.