Brrr. After an absolutely gorgeous weekend of sunny autumn weather, I woke up this morning and it was cold and wet. Oh well, it made for perfect weather for all the studying and reading I had to do today. It also made for perfect weather for a certain beverage: Hot Chocolate
Picture your ideal cold weather day. I bet you’re drinking hot chocolate in it, am I right? When we were kids, my sisters and I lived off of the instant stuff (and adding way more than the recommended tablespoon) on days that were blustery and cold. My sister even invented a practice of placing chocolate candies in hot chocolate (like those little chocolate bars we got on Halloween night) and letting them get all melty and making the drink extra chocolate-y. We liked our chocolate. Since becoming vegan, my hot chocolate days have dwindled as many of those instant hot chocolate mixes simply aren’t vegan and I never got around to making my own.
Not too long ago, tofu for two featured a recipe for Hot Cocoa that sounded amazing-Hot Cocoa with Mint. I loooove chocolate and mint. So today, I decided to try it out. It was so simple to make (seriously why do those instant mixes exist?) and perfect complimented with a Sweet & Sara vegan marshmellow, yum. All it’s missing is a candy cane (and you’re all like ‘god ashley! You just had Thanksgiving, no mentioning Christmas yet, god what is wrong with you?’).