Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on March 17, 2009

 

almond milk hot chocolate

Two bloggers came together to make this post possible. A while ago, the lovely Trupti from The Spice Who Loved Me blog blogged about a chili infused chocolate. As a lover of all things chili, I wrote to her asking where I can find this chocolate. ‘Local grocery store’, she said. A few weeks later, Trupti so thoughtfully wrote to ask me if I had found the chili chocolate. I told her I had looked and looked, but couldnt find it :(

The next thing I know, I receive an “Air mail Par avion” packet (“pacquet“, this case) from Canada! With a slab of Lindt excellence chili infused chocolate and a Lindt cherry and chili bar from Trupti!

ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou, Trupti!

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili

The chili infused chocolate is my favorite. It tastes like Lindt dark chocolate at first, but it finishes with a hint of red chili in the back of your throat – just sensational! I knew just the perfect recipe to use this chocolate in. Yasmeen’s, almond milk hot chocolate. Yasmeen’s Healthnut blog is full of healthy recipes and great nutritional information. Ever since she posted her almond milk cocoa recipe, Ive been wanting to try it.

So here’s what I did – make Yasmeen’s almond milk recipe and melt in the chili chocolate sent by Trupti.

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili
makes 2 cups

2 cups Yasmeen’s Almond milk (its easy – soak almonds overnight, grind them with water in a blender and then squeeze out the milk)
4 squares Lindt excellence chili bar substitute with chocolate chips or cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch cayenne pepper

Place the almond milk and chocolate squares in a pan on low heat. Heat the almond milk whisking constantly, till the chocolate melts. Once the chocolate is completely incorporated in the almond milk. Turn off heat, whisk in vanilla and cayenne.

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili

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1 Asha March 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I did chilli Chocolate at the store, didn’t buy it. Hot chocolate looks so good. must try next time!:)

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2 Cham March 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Wow hot & spicy I don't say NO to this drink!

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3 Gina March 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

That sounds SO delicious!!!

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4 Soma March 17, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This is something which I HAVE To try. spicy choc? I don't think i have seen that anywhere.. & i do spend quite some time in the chocolate place.

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5 DJ Karma March 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

That is the most beautiful picture of almonds I’ve ever seen! A gift of chocolate… NICE!

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6 Pearl March 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm

what a sweet gift of chocolates!
and i never knew that one could make almond milk this way.. now i’m so tempted! :)

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7 Superchef March 18, 2009 at 12:06 am

chili and chocolate!! now, thats a combination that i love!

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8 Varsha Vipins March 18, 2009 at 12:13 am

That looks so yum..soo sweet of Trupti..:)..I feel like,even the color of the drink hints that mild kick..:)

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9 Beatrice March 18, 2009 at 12:32 am

I really like using nut milks in hot drinks. I wonder where can I find those chocolate bars?

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10 Nandini Vishwanath March 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

I love chili chocolate. Great pics as usual!

@Soma: you should find it at Ghirardelli or Godiva. I think I saw it somewhere there. Again, Lindt certainly has them – I bought them once from a Lindt Specialty store.

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11 Esi March 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

I love what you have made here. I have been wanting to try making something with chocolate and chili. Sweet and spicy!

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12 Cynthia March 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

I’ve just spent the last several minutes gawking at your pics. The one with the almonds – I’m speechless!

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13 A_and_N March 18, 2009 at 2:10 am

Anything with chocolate is ok with me :D

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14 Sara March 18, 2009 at 3:19 am

Wow, this looks so delicious. I love chile and chocolate, it’s such a unique combination.

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15 Indhu March 18, 2009 at 3:38 am

wwowww… I didn’t even know that chilli chocolate bars existed… :)
love, absolutely love this recipe!

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16 5 Star Foodie March 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

So delicious! I love the color of his hot chocolate on your gorgeous picture!

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17 Usha March 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Intriguing combination of chilli and chocolate, loved the hot chocolate !

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18 Happy cook March 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

We get this cocolate here in abudence inthe shops here, i am gonna make this milk once.

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19 Laavanya March 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I've heard only good things abt chocolate-chilli combination but don't remember seeing this in the grocery store. Will keep an extra spl lookout next time. The almonds look so glossy & nice.. and the almond milk with chocolate must've made for a filling & satisfying drink.

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20 Dan March 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Organic chilli chocs – yum!

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21 Dana Treat March 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

What a great thing to do with an interesting chocolate flavor! We have a local chocolatier who makes the coolest (and most delicious) combos. One I recently tried was coconut curry – after your own heart!

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22 Grace March 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm

first of all, those almonds are beautiful! secondly, that could possibly be the finest mug of hot chocolate ever created, and i mean that.

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23 Me March 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I was just thinking of making hot cocoa the other day and wondering how I can incorporate chocolate bars into a drink. :)

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24 Kasey March 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I’ve never made hot chocolate with almond milk, but am certainly intrigued. I love chili chocolate, too.

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25 Yasmeen March 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for trying my recipe,Sala.
Chili in chocolate sounds sensational indeed,I’m always on look for such unique flavors with chocolate,never spotted the chili kind yet.And those almonds look gorgeous all plumped up:)

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26 anna March 18, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Oooh, almond milk is my absolute FAVORITE base for hot chocolate. So creamy and rich. And I love chocolate and chilis – I’ll have to try this!

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27 lisaiscooking March 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

What a great combination. It looks fantastic!

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28 thecleanveggie March 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm

that sounds so good and exotic!

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29 Vegetation March 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Mmmmm looks amazing!

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30 trupti s. March 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I am so glad you liked the gift! almond milk with the chili is a fab idea!

cheers,trupti

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31 Sharmilee! :) April 2, 2009 at 8:27 am

First time here…nice site ans great clicks! Choc looks yum yum!!!

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32 Tangled Noodle April 10, 2009 at 2:24 am

It’s finally warming up here so hot chocolate weather is starting to pass. Wait, what am I saying? It’s always a good time to have hot chocolate, especially if ‘hot’ means a little bit of spice!

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33 audiorush July 22, 2009 at 12:38 am

Since you like spicy chocolate, have you ever tried a recipe with Mexican mole sauce? Or rather, Mole Poblano sauce? If you haven’t I suggest you look some up or create your own. (Not many Mexicans are vegitarians, I’ve found.)

I have found mole in local grocery stores, but perhaps that is because I live in the South near the border. If you can’t locate it in your local store, I believe Whole Foods also carries it. And of course if there’s a Hispanic market near by, they’ll probably have some as well. :]

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