Hot Spicy Chocolate with Vanilla

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Happy Vegan Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan

By Bettina Campolucci Bordi

Published 2022

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Who doesn’t like to cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold evening, or morning for that matter? This version has a chilli kick and the added bonus of keeping as much goodness as possible in one cupful.


  • 80 g (3 oz / ½ cup) blanched (skinless) almonds (soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 500


Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender, including the vanilla pod. (I usually just chuck it in whole and chop it up, I don’t bother taking out the seeds inside as I think it’s a bit of a waste of the pod.) Blitz until you have a lovely milky, frothy chocolate consistency, then pour the mixture into a small saucepan.

Slowly heat the mixture with a whisk until it reaches the te