I have been seeing this word everywhere lately “Hygge”. So I thought I would make a vegan hot chocolate to celebrate this lovely movement.
This beautiful word is Danish and has a wonderful meaning of illuminating the soul. Spending time enjoying the good things in life, friends, food, and family in a warm atmosphere.
During the Winter months, the dark and cold can really affect people unfortunately in a negative way. So I think we should all get on board to this Danish way of thinking.
Opening a bottle of wine, lighting a candle, sitting by the fire, having cake, and a hot drink. Those are all things I love doing so sign me up!
One thing I have read is that healthy eating doesn’t agree with this belief. I think healthy eating goes perfectly with this because eating well makes you feel great all the more illuminating the soul. A giant piece of chocolate cake made with healthy ingredients can taste just as great next to the fire, even better than a store bought one.
So my contribution to Hygge is this instant date and sea salt vegan hot chocolate recipe.
Date and Sea Salt Vegan Hot Chocolate With Coconut Milk Recipe
Homemade coconut milk
1 cup (250 ml) dried shredded coconut
3 cups of warm water
Blend in a blender for 3-5 mins and then strain through a milk bag. Reserve liquid.
1.5 cups (375ml) Homemade coconut milk
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2-3 Medjool dates
pinch of sea salt
Blend until smooth and pour into a pot and heat on stove top till warm. Dust with more raw cacao powder or normal cocoa. Enjoy. Also feel free to use Almond milk or any dairy free milk.