Recipe by Jiktes
Perfect way to start the day. Cocoa powder is actually quite healthy, at least when the milk is left out of it. The almonds aren't just a beneficial alternative, it makes for a very tasty and distinct hot cocoa.
Top Review by Chef Tweaker
First of all, if anyone is interested in making this they need to be prepared for a non-traditional beverage texture. I've spent time in Central America where they drink blended dry oatmeal so I figured I was game. However, the texture was still an issue for me and I think I got the almonds as fine as a blender can get them. (A coffee grinder would do even better) I needed the full amount of sugar and still found the final result a little "thin" - lacking creaminess. I agree with Debbwl that Almond milk in place of all the water would be worth trying but that would make it a different recipe! Tagged for bargain basement.
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 -2 tablespoon almonds
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 -3 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄3 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine water and almonds in a blender. Blend until smooth. It's hard to blend almonds perfectly smooth. I dont mind some chunks, but you can always blend more if you want.
- Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT boiling water and stir (or give it a short whir with the blender).
- Poor into a cup, along with the boiling water.
- TIP: This should result in a temperature that is just right for scoffing down immediately. If you want it hotter - let's say you don't want to chug it in one big swallow - use more boiling water and less blending water to suit your needs.