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Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (with Essential Oils!)

This warming Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate recipe uses a combination of hazelnut butter with cinnamon bark and nutmeg essential oils to create a creamy and healthy treat!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sarah Newman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (I recommend almond, hazelnut or oat milk for dairy free/vegan version)
  • 3 tablespoons raw unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut butter
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup (more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark essential food grade oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential food grade oil
  • pinch of salt

Optional

  • 2 cinnamon sticks to use as straws
  • whipped cream (you can find dairy free/vegan versions or make your own coconut whipped cream)

Instructions

  •  Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend to get frothy! 
  •  Heat on the stove until warm.
  • If desired, top with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick straw - this makes for a delicious and fun finishing touch!

Notes

NOTES:
You can omit the essential oils to make a more traditional hot chocolate. 
 
Substitutions:
1) In place of the oils, you can substitute approximately 2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground nutmeg.
2) For hazelnut butter, you can substitute almond or cashew butter.