I have tried out something a little different this week. Almond milk was on special offer in my local supermarket and I’ve always fancied trying it but having never tasted it before I was unsure whether the taste would be too weird for me. Luckily, it’s a lovely sweet taste and is a thicker, creamier milk than I’m used to (plus, apparently it’s healthily low-fat with only 26 calories per 100ml bonus).
I thought that this would make an interesting addition to my evening hot drink, and I’ve come up with a recipe for making the perfect almond hot chocolate!
Use a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder and mix into a paste with a little boiling water. Next top up with hot almond milk (I put it in the microwave for a minute, but you can heat the milk on the hob too) and add as much sugar (or I added sweetener) as you’d like to taste. Et voila – the perfect smooth dark chocolate almond hot choccie… and my secret ingredient for a cheeky boozy hot chocolate was a little splash of Amaretto liqueur – delish!
I’d definitely recommend trying out almond milk, and I even enjoy having it on my cereal in the morning – it gives the taste of milk when it’s been soaked on muesli for a while, which is a taste I particularly like. Have you ever tried a ‘speciality’ milk? What do you think of almond milk? Let me know… and if you try this hot chocolate please tell me what you think!