This drink is best sipped on Christmas Eve, in front of a roaring fireplace, surrounded by people you love. And that's why I named it "Christmas Eve Ice Cream Hot Cocoa". Ice Cream Hot Cocoa? You're probably saying to yourself. That doesn't make any sense!
I agree! When I came up with this idea, I thought it was totally weird also, but I just really wanted to put some of my new vegan ice cream into hot cocoa! And so I did! And it turned out to be pretty amazing. It's actually really cool, because the ice cream doesn't melt right away like you would think, nor does it turn the mug of hot cocoa cold. It just kinda sits there and adds flavor, it cools down the hot cocoa so it's a drinkable temperature, and if you use a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, you will get to eat chunks of cookie dough! Yay! Still think it's weird? Why not make some and see for yourself! This recipe is way healthier than those packs of hot choclate, it's completely vegan, and you get to impress people by saying that you made the cocoa from scratch! So enjoy!
What you will need;
-3 cups of your favorite dairy-free milk (I prefer almond milk)
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-1/4 cup raw sugar (this stuff is way healthier than white sugar)
-2 scoops of your favorite dairy-free ice cream. I love So Delicious
Coconut Milk Ice Cream, and I highly recommend the chocolate chip cookie
dough flavor, because once the ice cream starts to melt into the hot cocoa,
you will have chunks of cookie dough floating in your hot cocoa, and it is
-As many marshmallows as you prefer
What to do;
-Heat the milk in a pan over the stove
-In a bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and raw sugar
-Once the milk is almost boiling, stir in the powder and sugar mixture
-Stir for one minute, so as to make sure the milk and powder mixture is
-Then boil until it's frothy
-Find a very festive, Christmas-y mug.
-Ladle hot cocoa into the Christmas mug. A little over half full.
-Put two big scoops of ice cream into the center of the mug.
-Top with mallows
-Sprinkle with cinnamon
and then serve immediately.
Peace Love and Christmas Eve Hot Cocoa