Superfood Hot Chocolate Jars For Christmas + Workshop Announcement!
 
Ingredients
FOR THE DARK SPICED CHOCOLATE
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 4 teaspoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon maca powder
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 50 grams dark chocolate (choose 60% to 70% cocoa mass) - make sure it is dairy free o keep this vegan
  • ½ a vanilla bean
  • A 1-inch piece of cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 small piece Macis
FOR THE MILK ROSE CHOCOLATE
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 4 teaspoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon rose hip powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 50 grams vegan milk chocolate or regular milk chocolate
  • ½ a vanilla bean
  • 4-5 dries rose buds
FOR SERVING:
  • Whipped coconut cream or regular whipped cream
Instructions
ASSEMBLE THE JARS
  1. layer all the ingredients in the listed order. close the jars tight and attach a label with instructions.
MAKE THE CHOCOLATE
  1. Each jar serves 4 people. For one person, you will need ½ cup to one whole cup liquid, depending on how thick you want your chocolate.
  2. Fish out the whole spices or rose buds and add them to 2 to 4 cup of your favorite milk. Heat the milk until barely simmering, and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool slightly, letting the spices or the rosebuds steep for at least 15 minutes. It would be even better to let the milk infuse overnight.
  3. When ready, pour the chocolate mix in a pot, and whisk in slowly about ½ cup of the milk (make sure it is warm) and whisk well to make a paste. Turn on the heat to medium, and gradually whisk in the rest of the milk. As the chocolate gets to a simmer, it will start to thicken. Keep whisking or stirring constantly. When desired thickness is reached, turn off the heat and serve immediately with coconut or regular cream, a sprinkling of cinnamon, and sugar pearls for decoration.
Recipe by Hortus Natural Cooking by Valentina Solfrini at http://hortuscuisine.com/blog/2017/12/04/superfood-hot-chocolate-jars-christmas-make-vegan-workshop-announcement/