Discover the perfect blend of comfort and indulgence with our London Fog Earl Grey infused dark hot chocolate recipe. This luxurious beverage boasts a mix of decadent dark chocolate and aromatic Earl Grey tea, offering a unique twist on your traditional hot chocolate. Packed with mind and body benefits, this captivating drink will quickly become your go-to treat during the colder months.
150ml of oat milk
25 beads of @80noir_ultra
1 Earl Grey tea bags
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional toppings: whipped cream, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, or a dash of cinnamon
1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm the milk and heavy cream until steaming but not boiling. Add the Earl Grey tea bags to the saucepan, cover it, and allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
2. Remove the tea bag while squeezing out any excess liquid. Add in the dark chocolate and vanilla extract, then whisk until fully melted and combined.
3. Pour your London Fog dark hot chocolate into your favourite mug, garnishing with whipped cream, cocoa powder, or cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!
Mind & Body Benefits:
Sipping on this delectable London Fog dark hot chocolate doesn't just feel good on your taste buds; it also has some impressive health benefits for both your mind and body:
1. Antioxidant-rich - The combination of Earl Grey tea and dark chocolate provides an antioxidant boost that helps to fight free radicals while promoting better heart health.
2. Mood-enhancer - Dark chocolate contains compounds that release feel-good hormones in your brain, helping to elevate your mood.
3. Energy booster - The caffeine in Earl Grey tea provides a gentle energy boost, improving mental clarity and focus.
4. Stress reducer - The ritual of enjoying a warm cup of soothing hot chocolate can help to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.
5. Memory booster - Flavonoids found in dark chocolate have been linked to improved memory and cognitive function.
Q1: Can I use a different type of tea for this recipe?
A1: Yes, you can experiment with different flavors of tea, though the unique combination of Earl Grey and dark chocolate makes for an exceptional experience.
Q2: Can I use dairy alternatives?
A2: Absolutely! Feel free to substitute your preferred non-dairy milk or cream alternatives.
Q3: Can I make this recipe vegan?
A3: Yes, to make it vegan, use plant-based milk, dairy-free cream, and vegan dark chocolate.
Q4: How can I store leftovers?
A4: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Q5: What can I pair this drink with?
A5: Our London Fog dark hot chocolate pairs wonderfully with scones, cookies, or even a slice of cake as an indulgent treat.This is a beautiful flavoured drink perfect for when its cold and foggy outside!