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Ever get tired of chocolate? Even I get tired of chocolate sometimes. I know, that seems impossible, but it happens. That’s where this drink comes in. I like vanilla almost as much as I like chocolate – more so in some cases. I prefer vanilla ice cream over chocolate. And when it comes to hot drinks, this white chocolate is at least tied with its chocolate counterpart.
Is it a little late in the season to be posting a hot drink? Maybe. Or maybe not. I enjoy hot drinks all year round. The reason I’m posting this recipe now is because it goes along with my 5-ingredient recipes kick (click here to view more 5-ingredient wonders). This drink is super-simple to mix up, and it makes a great evening drink because it doesn’t have chocolate in it. If I make this for a nighttime snack I’ll often add a half scoop of protein powder and some glucomannan to thicken it into a more filling light snack (I’ll often omit the cream if I do this because the protein powder helps make the drink creamy by itself and I try not to consume too many calories before bedtime).
Hot drinks just seem to go hand-in-hand with book-reading, so I photographed this white hot chocolate with two books that I’m currently reading: Ben Hur and The Big Fat Surprise. I’d also like to give a shout-out to my friend Katy for giving me the gorgeous mug you see here. Thanks, Katy!
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Question of the day: have you ever had white hot chocolate? Have you ever read either of the books I mentioned? (OK, so that’s more than one question…)
You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- Unsweetened almond milk
- 1-2 T heavy whipping cream
- Dash salt (don't skimp on this; it's very necessary)
- Dash vanilla extract/flavoring
- 2 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (to taste)
- Optional add-ins: protein powder (may affect the taste; if you have allergies, use an allergy-friendly product), cinnamon, maple flavoring
- Pour a little almond milk, the cream, salt, and vanilla into a mug and whisk it together until frothy. Fill the mug up the rest of the way with almond milk (or part water, if you're frugal, but this won't be as rich). Microwave for approx. 2 minutes (you could heat this on the stove as well). Whisk in the stevia (doing this after heating keeps the sweetness from dissipating). Enjoy!
- Tweak things to your taste; amounts will vary depending on the size mug you use.