1 Dec 2011

raw hot chocolate: OMG!

I've made raw hot chocolate (I'm just gonna call it hot chocolate, okay) before so I know it's delicious. But I guess tonight the universe just wanted it to taste more out-of-this-world decadent than normal. So it did! I also haven't made it in awhile, so it was extra yummy.

This hot chocolate warmed me up and was the perfect accompaniment to the cold winter's night AND for the lame 90's movie I watched - Clueless. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME. I am not embarrassed to admit: I love this movie and have watched it at least 3 times. Don't worry, I otherwise have very good taste in cinematography.

So indulge in this wonderful winter treat, without the guilt! No sugar, no dairy; just healthy fats, cocoa and spices. You won't believe how yummy this is. And easy to make in big batches for the whole family around the holidays =) Enjoy!

Warm Cocoa -Raw Hot Chocolate: makes about 2 cups (I drank it all myself)

1 1/2 cups hot water
1 T  agave/maple syrup
Handful nuts (I used a mix of brazil nuts and cashews)
Handful dried coconut (I used chunks of coconut they sell at the health food store - so tasty)
1/2 t of cinnamon (or to taste)
2 T cacoa/cocoa 
Pinch of cayenne - TO TASTE
I also added 1 or 2 of my chocolate truffles, because they were there... and, well, chocolate. 

Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender until smooth and creamy... mmm. Sip up the foam and then delight in the chocolatey goodness of health.


Irina said...

Wow, this sounds AMAZING! Can't wait to try this, and your avocado chocolate pudding. Thanks so much for posting!

Em von Euw said...

thanks a lot, irina! glad you like what i have to offer :)

Anonymous said...

So delicious! Love this and your blog so much!

Em von Euw said...

Thank you tons =)

Anonymous said...

Clueless is one of the best movies to come out of the 90s! Show no shame, it is really well done.

Anonymous said...

The movie "Clueless" is a very cute adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, "Emma," which by association makes it a classic, as all Jane Austen novels are. Enjoy it without shame. It's English literature brought to the screen.

By the way, Elton was Mr. Elton in the original novel, which is what gave the "Clueless" scriptwriters the idea to add more singers' names that would go with Elton (John), like Cher. It's that kind of wittiness in the writing which makes me say it's a cute adaptation.

Anonymous said...

Ah, my shredded coconut did not blend using either a Oster blender or a Nutri-Bullet...it didn't work for me

Em von Euw said...

Uh oh.. yeah you kinda need a vitamix or blendtec for that. you can just leave it out next time :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is delicious! Thank you for this recipe. As a real chocolate lover and starter in trying to cut down my milk intake, this recipe is heaven send! Next time though I will try it by replace the shredded coconot by Santen. Here in the Netherlands you can by Santen in the supermarket and is like pressed coconot butter but made from all parts of the coconot, including the flesh. I think the outcome will be an even more smooth cup of delicious hot chocolate.

Gina said...

Can I use walnuts or almonds for the nuts instead?