Tea-Infused Hot Chocolate
Tea-Infused Hot Chocolate is made with five ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to fix. Enjoy this as a warm and creamy after-dinner indulgence, or any time of day!
- 1 cup Water
- 1 Green Tea Bag
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon Stevia Sweetener
- ¼ cup Plant-based milk (See note)
- Optional (Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg)
Heat the water until hot, but not boiling. Add the tea bag and allow it to seep for a couple of minutes.
In your coffee mug pour the cocoa powder and sweetener. Stir to combine. When the tea is ready, pour that in the coffee mug and stir to combine.
Place the plant-based milk in a microwave-safe tall cup. Heat for about 30 seconds. I have a small, inexpensive milk frother that I use to froth the hot milk. It usually takes around 30 seconds or so. If you don't have a frother, a whisk will work here. Even a fork will work - insert it in the steamed milk and stir vigorously until you have a nice froth worked up. Pour the milk into the mug. Serve warm.
I've tested a lot of different plant-based milks and find that the Kirkland Soy Milk creates the best froth. If you don't care about froth, then I recommend unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk or this creamy pecan milk.
Also, I purchased my milk frother at World Market for less than $10. It works just fine! Here's the link if you'd like to check it out: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/multicolored-milk-frother-set-of-3
If you want to change things up from the green tea, try Republic of Tea Coconut Cocoa Tea.
Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.3mg