Chaga Hot Chocolate

After experiencing the luxurious, creamy, and delightful flavor of this beverage, you might find it difficult to believe that it’s beneficial for your health. But we’re here to assure you, it’s indeed the case! Chaga mushroom is packed with antioxidants, proven to alleviate inflammation and bolster the immune system. Moreover, its warmth, comforting nature, and just-right natural sweetness make it an ideal choice for a revitalizing drink anytime you need a boost!

YIELD AMOUNT
Two servings

PREP TIME
5 mins

COOK TIME
5 mins

TOTAL TIME
10 mins

Ingredients

  • Two cups plant-based milk unsweetened
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • Two tsps chaga mushroom powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder fair or direct trade
  • One tsp ground cinnamon
  • Two pinches cayenne powder (optional)
  • One pinch salt (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp sweetener (optional) of your choice, to taste (such as date paste or maple syrup)

Directions

  1. In a pot on medium heat, combine all ingredients except for the sweetener, and whisk until the cocoa, chaga, and cinnamon are well incorporated. Start with six cups of water and add 1–2 tablespoons more at a time to reach a thinner consistency.
  2. Turn down heat to low-medium and continue to whisk occasionally until warmed through but not boiling (3–4 minutes).
  3. Taste test and add any sweetener to taste.
  4. Reheat if needed, and serve in individual mugs (see ideas for serving)!

Chef Notes

Idea

Try this hot cocoa topped with fresh, thinly sliced organic strawberries or raspberries.

Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container or mason jar in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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