Welcome to our cosy recipe blog, where we share not only delightful recipes but also the benefits they bring to your overall well-being. As autumn settles in, it's the perfect time to indulge in a rich and comforting cup of Coconut Ginger Dark Hot Chocolate.
This indulgent treat is not only delicious but also packed with mind and body benefits. So, let's dive into the recipe, discover its health benefits, and address some frequently asked questions.
- 120ml coconut milk
- 20-25g 80Noir Ultra dark chocolate
- half tsp honey (optional)
- grated fresh ginger
- pinch of sea salt
- In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium-low heat until it starts to steam.
- Add the chocolate beads, fresh ginger, and a pinch of salt.
- Stir constantly until the chocolate chips melt and the mixture becomes smooth.
- Remove from heat and serve the ginger out.
- Taste and adjust sweetness with maple syrup or honey if necessary.
- Pour into your favourite mug.
Mind & Body Benefits:
The Coconut Ginger Dark Hot Chocolate is not only a delicious autumnal treat but also comes with numerous health advantages:
- Cocoa: Rich in antioxidants, cocoa has been shown to help reduce inflammation and improve heart health.
- Dark Chocolate: Containing a higher cacao content than milk chocolate, dark chocolate offers more antioxidants as well as mood-enhancing effects.
- Coconut Milk: Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides, which are easily digestible and can promote brain health.
- Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can ease muscle soreness and may help with digestion.
- Sweeteners: By using natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey, we avoid the processed sugars found in traditional hot chocolate recipes.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I use almond milk or regular milk instead of coconut milk?
Yes, you can substitute your preferred type of milk. However, keep in mind that changing the milk may alter the taste and health benefits of the recipe.
2. How can I make this recipe vegan?
Luckily for you, this is already vegan friendly :)
3. Can I add additional spices for more flavour?
Certainly! Feel free to add cinnamon, nutmeg, or even a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick and added warmth.
4. How do you store leftover hot chocolate?
Store any leftover hot chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it on low heat on the stovetop.
5. Is this recipe suitable for children?
Absolutely! However, if making it for children, you might want to reduce the ginger.