Need a warm, soothing drink for a cosy night in? I made a dairy-free version of a Mocha Latte recently and it was, dare I say, AMAZING. So good I had two cups in a day!
This recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder, but if you have raw cacao powder then, by all means, go for it! When you use cocoa or cacao powder, you’re basically consuming chocolate in one of its purest forms and that means getting a substantial amount of polyphenols into your body. Polyphenols are naturally occurring antioxidants found in cocoa and have been found to lower risk of heart diseases, improve brain function, and aid in weight control.
And the best part about this recipe is that you won’t be needing a frother! All you need is a blender, stove and saucepan. Ready for it?
2 cups dairy-free milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp himalayan salt
1 cup black filter coffee or 2 shots espresso
1. Pour the non-diary milk into a blender, then add in cocoa powder, cinnamon powder and himalayan salt. Blend until well combined.
2. Transfer the milk into a saucepan and heat until hot to the touch but not boiling, whisking frequently.
3. Turn off heat and transfer back into the blender, then blend until frothy.
4. Divide the black filter coffee equally into two cups or pour one shot of espresso into each cup. Then, pour in milk immediately, dividing between both cups. Best served warm.