Are you looking for an easy, nourishing, and refreshing drink to quench your thirst? Welcome to this delicious Iced Chocolate recipe. This easy-to-follow recipe from Marika will show you how to make a creamy and refreshing iced chocolate drink that is perfect for any occasion. Not only that, this refreshing drink is the perfect key to boosting your energy and helping reduce stress. This is because Food Thoughts Pure Cacao Melts contain no sugar, just cacao mass (in other words dark chocolate), so they contain caffeine, which can help improve alertness and focus. Furthermore because the melts are made of superior quality cacao beans, they are packed with antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients that can help protect the body from free radical damage.
This Iced Chocolate recipe is also a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also a healthier alternative to other sugary drinks. It’s low in calories and fat (well, as long as you don’t overindulge with the whipped cream and dark chocolate drizzle!), so you can enjoy it without worrying about your waistline. Plus, it’s easy to make at home, so you can enjoy it anytime you want.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this refreshing drink in no time. Chocolate bliss in a glass!
Note: Marika’s Vegan Iced chocolate recipe includes steps for making chocolate sauce and maple whipped cream – how much you add to your drink is up to you! We say, everything in moderation, but sometimes, we can allow ourselves an extra treat!!
If you find the dark chocolate flavour too intense, you can replace the Cacao Melts with Food Thoughts Dark Chocolate Chips or Oat Mylk Chocolate Chips.
You will need
- For the iced chocolate:
- 95g Food Thoughts Oat Mylk Chocolate Chips
- 300ml almond milk
- 1/2tsp vanilla extract
- For the vegan maple whipped cream:
- 120g vegan double cream
- 2tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4tsp caster sugar
- For the vegan chocolate sauce:
- 40ml water
- 45g sugar
- 35g Food Thoughts Pure Cacao Melts
- 1/4tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
To make the vegan chocolate sauce: In a saucepan add sugar, Food Thoughts cacao melts, a pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Mix everything on low heat. Once the cacao melts have melted, begin adding in the water while mixing well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Increase the heat to medium and wait for the mixture to come to a boil, stirring constantly. Once it starts to boil, reduce the temperature to low heat, continue to stir the mixture until become thickened to a syrup consistency. Remove from the heat and transfer your sauce to a heat-proof dish. Allow the sauce to cool down before serving.
To make the vegan whipped cream: Pour the vegan double cream, maple syrup and caster sugar in a large bowl. Using an electrical whisk, mix the ingredients until foamy. Continue to mix until stiff peaks form and set aside to decorate your iced chocolate drink.
To make the vegan iced chocolate: In a saucepan add almond milk, Food Thoughts oat mylk chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Once the chocolates comes to a boil, stir and turn off the heat.
Fill up a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the hot chocolate and shake. Single strain the chocolate to remove the ice shards and pour the cold chocolate into two tall glasses. Decorate with maple whipped cream and chocolate sauce.