As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, there's nothing more comforting than enjoying a warm, delicious cup of hot chocolate. In this blog, we'll guide you through making a tasty freeze dried raspberry and raspberry infused dark hot chocolate to cozy up this Autumn.
Not only will your taste buds be delighted, but you'll also learn about the impressive mind-body benefits of this beverage. So let's dive in and find the answers to your burning questions!
- 1 tbpn freeze dried raspberries
- Raspberry tea bag
- 20-25g 80Noir Ultra dark chocolate beads
- 130ml GF oat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pulverise the freeze dried raspberries in a food processor or blender till you achieve a fine powder.
- In a saucepan, combine the milk, raspberry tea bag over medium heat.
- Stir occasionally
- After 5-10,in of steeping, remove the tea bag
- Add dark chocolate beads into the saucepan and whisk until completely melted.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the raspberry powder and vanilla extract.
- Pour into your favourite mug.
This raspberry infused dark hot chocolate not only tastes heavenly, but it also offers various health benefits:
Boosts mood – Dark chocolate contains anandamide, which helps improve mood and reduces anxiety.
Rich in antioxidants – Raspberries are packed with antioxidants that aid in fighting inflammation.
Enhances brain function – Dark chocolate's flavonoids support cognitive function and memory.
Supports heart health – Both dark chocolate and raspberries have been linked to promoting cardiovascular health.
1. Can I use fresh raspberries instead?
Absolutely! Just blend fresh raspberries to create a puree and add them to the hot chocolate mixture.It will be a little lumpy unless you sieve it.
2. Can I store leftover hot chocolate?
The hot chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop when ready to consume.
4. What type of dark chocolate should I use?
Opt for high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content for the best flavor and health benefits. We recommend 80Noir Ultra 1kg beads.
5. Can I add other flavours to this recipe?
Certainly! Experiment with additions like cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, or a splash of your favourite liqueur for a unique twist on this Autumn-inspired beverage.
Treat yourself to a cup of our freeze dried raspberry and raspberry infused dark hot chocolate this Autumn. Your taste buds will thank you, and your mind and body will reap the benefits!