2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white Sugar
1 pinch of Salt
3 tablespoons hot Water
1 3/4 cups Almond Milk
1/4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 oz Kahlua
In a mug mix cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and hot water, mix to disolve sugar.
Heat the Almond milk in a pan or the microwave. Add Vanilla. Use a milk frother to froth the Almond milk.
slowly pour the Almond milk into the mug with the chocolate mixture until nearly full, Add Kahlua and top with foam.
We recently ended up with a bottle of Kahlua and Irish Cream, I’m not one for drinking so I enjoy cooking with alcohol. Since I can’t have dairy anymore I pretty much have to make my own junk food to get what I want so here are some things I made in the last week.
I adapted the recipe from the book Prohibition Bakery, its a chocolate espresso cake with chocolate Irish Cream filling and a Kahlua frosting.
In place of butter I used coconut oil, in place of sour cream I used almond yogurt and in place of heavy cream I used coconut cream. In place of regular Irish Cream, substitute for dairy-free Almond Bailey’s. All of my changes were in equal parts. For the espresso I used a local and very good craft coffee company that I love called Anchorhead.
It was a success except the frosting was more of a glaze. The alcohol thinned out the coconut cream more than I anticipated. I’ll have to figure out a good vegan frosting for next time.
Kahlua Hot Cocoa
Basic from scratch cocoa recipe with a shot of Kahlua. From scratch cocoa tastes better than any packet of cocoa mix I have ever had.
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups soy or almond milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz kahlua
In a small saucepan add the cocoa, sugar and salt to 1/3 cup boiling water. Bring mixture to a slow boil and simmer for 2 minutes while stirring, be careful not to scorch it. Stir in milk and heat until very hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. I generally add 1 oz of the kahlua to the individual cups after they are poured.