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Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

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vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free


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  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite plant-based milk such as coconut, hemp, oat or rice milk)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Frontier Co-op unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Co-op vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Frontier Co-op ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Frontier Co-op ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Frontier Co-op fine grain sea salt
  • For Garnish: 1 Frontier Co-op cinnamon stick and/or sprinkle of Frontier Co-op ground cayenne pepper


  1. Combine milk and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass container.
  2. Heat milk and chocolate chips in the microwave (2-3 minutes on high).
  3. Alternatively, you can heat them on the stovetop until they reach a boil.
  4. Stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate.
  5. Pour the heated milk and melted chocolate into a blender and add remaining ingredients (cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and spices).
  6. Blend for 10 seconds on the blender’s highest speed and then 5 seconds on the lowest speed to make the drink frothy.
  7. Immediately pour the drink into a mug and garnish as desired.
  8. Enjoy immediately while hot.
  • Prep Time: 4 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Beverage