Coconut Hot Chocolate With Almond Whipped Cream

Pinned on December 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm by admin

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Coconut Hot Chocolate With Almond Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

For the whipped cream (optional):
3/4 cup cold heavy (or whipping) cream
1/2 cup mascarpone (here’s a great recipe for homemade mascarpone)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the hot chocolate:
1 cup whole milk
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or a few drops of liquid stevia)
3.5 ounces dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

Directions:
Place cream, mascarpone and extracts in a mixing bowl. Whisk until soft peaks form.

Whisk milk, coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and steaming. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Serve hot chocolate with whipped cream on top and sprinkle with coconut flakes.