Virtual Vegan Potluck Nov. 2012 – Air Eater Vegan Hot Chocolate

Welcome to the November edition of the Virtual Vegan Potluck! Thank you for visiting Air Eater. My name is Lidia, I am also the host of the VVP through my other blog Vegan Bloggers Unite! If you’re a vegan blogger and you’d like to join the VBU! family, please feel free to check out the instructions/directions and drop a line.

Please feel free to sit back and relax. My recipe below is a part of the beverage menu.

Had to pull this goodie out of retirement. What’s more comforting on a cold night than a warm cup of hot cocoa? Just because we’re vegan, doesn’t mean we can’t have the same comforts. I’m particularly fond of almond milk, vanilla unsweetened to be exact and that is my personal preference. You can use any milk alternative be it coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk, etc.

So how did I make my hot cocoa?

2 cups almond milk
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder or more
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp Maple syrup

I boiled the milk and whisked in the ingredients. Simple really. You can adjust these measurements to your tastes.

I am a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and I couldn’t resist buying this mug. It’s incredibly oversized and holds two cups comfortably. I’m sure you have a favourite mug. Be sure to use it when making this recipe.

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44 Responses to Virtual Vegan Potluck Nov. 2012 – Air Eater Vegan Hot Chocolate

  1. Lidia – I love hot chocolate!! Especially with a touch of cinnamon. Thank you for being such a big part of the Potluck!

  2. Yum! I make my hot chocolate with maple syrup, too. It looks perfectly rich and creamy.

  3. We’re big hot chocolate drinkers, here in my home. Definitely going to give your recipe a try.

  4. This sounds great! (And I have an Alice in Wonderland coffee cup, too! I got mine from a thrift store. Even though I reeeeally didn’t need another coffee mug.)

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  6. I am drooling. it is 8:30 am and I want hot chocolate! Thank you.

  7. love hot chocolate! and love the mug!

  8. Howdy potluck neighbor. :) That hot chocolate looks super satisfying. Mmmm mmm!

  9. Yay Lidia! Hot spiced cocoa in a super cute cup makes me smile. Thanks for hosting yet again!

  10. I love your mug and the cinnamon and chocolate combination sounds wonderful. It’s a cold misty day here in Scotland and your photos are making me feel all cosy and keen to try some of your cocoa.

    • aireater

      Hello Lorna! I love the mist, it’s very inspiring in terms of writing. I can see why you’d need tea/hot chocolate. Thank you for your kind words.

  11. ooo lovely! I love hot chocolate and recently I’ve started buying the ‘dark’ chocolate rather than milky stuff but it is quite bitter. I love your idea of adding cinnamon and maple syrup I’ll do this later :) ps I love your Alice in Wonderland mug :)

    • aireater

      Thank you Becky! The spice really adds a nice touch, plus the maple syrup, well, I suppose it’s a Canadian thing, but it works very nicely.

  12. Nice! I love the Alice in Wonderland quote, and a hot mug of cocoa would taste delicious this morning!

    • aireater

      Thank you Cadry. I am a bit of a nut with Alice, I know a lot of quotes off by heart. It’s such a delightful story and really more than just the Disney version. Enjoy the recipe! :)

  13. Love your cup! It’s got a lovely shape to it. From the picture, I would NEVER have guessed it to be large enough to hold 2 cups. 😀 I adore pretty teacups, but…they don’t hold enough. lol Thanks for the practical recipe! Yum.

  14. This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I love hot chocolate. I really wanted to get into the potluck this year but the spots filled up really fast! Can’t wait to read all the fab posts. :)

  15. Just making my way through the VVP & wanted to say hey :-)

  16. Liz

    Yum, this looks so good! and the perfect thing to drink now that it’s getting so cold out!

  17. This is also how I make my vegan hot chocolate. I also love to add maple syrup: it is a win-win combo! Yummy! Nice to meet you through this lovely VVP event! I loved taking part in it as a non-vegan foodie! :)

    Greets from Belgium!

  18. I haven’t had hot chocolate in ages- this looks great, Lidia!

  19. Kim

    Thanks for hosting such a fun virtual potluck. I love the idea of using maple syrup to sweeten the hot chocolate. Looks perfect for the winter!

  20. I’m loving the addition of maple syrup, can’t wait to try!

  21. What a gorgeous tea cup! I’m a big Alice in Wonderland fan too.
    With a cup that big I could be dangerous…
    Thanks for the great recipe.
    Bless xx

  22. Lidia, I love this vegan hot chocolate. I haven’t made hot chocolate much since going vegan since I haven’t quite got it right, seems simple really, but I think your recipe will put me in the right direction. Thanks again for all your hard work. I worked all day with the bloggers and I think we’ve fixed most of the snags. Now we’ve just got to get them to update their links! :)

  23. This looks lovely Lidia! Although probably a little to hot on this side of the world for it, I shall surely make it when Autumn comes.

  24. I love the addition of the maple syrup! YUM!

  25. Maple syrup – I’ll have to try that! And what a cute mug!

  26. Sounds divine! Now if the Colorado weather would just cooperate and act more like November instead of being in the 70s so I could enjoy it.

  27. I’m so jealous of your Alice in Wonderland cup!

  28. Perfect cup of hot chocolate :-)

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