This decadent, salted tahini hot chocolate is my cure for the winter blues! Topped with a generous heap of pillowy coconut whipped cream and drizzled with silky ribbons of salted tahini caramel, prepare to be comforted by this cozy drink's warm embrace.
Make sure to check out the YouTube video below to watch me make the hot cocoa and the caramel!
The tahini infuses this warm hot cocoa with a silky smooth richness, and I prefer to also add a pinch of sea salt to bring out the rich chocolate flavor.
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- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 ½ cups non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp sea salt (optional)
- salted tahini caramel
- Whipped coconut cream or other non-dairy whipped cream (optional)**
- Whisk together first 3 ingredients along with ½ cup of the non-dairy milk, in a small pot over medium high heat. Once all is dissolved and mixed thoroughly, whisk in the rest of the non-dairy milk, vanilla, and sea salt if desired. (You can taste and adjust sweetness here, but the caramel will sweeten the drink a lot!)
- Once heated through, pour into serving mugs. Top with your favorite non-dairy whipped cream and a generous drizzle of salted tahini caramel!
*Salted tahini caramel recipe can be found here!
**To make your own non-dairy whipped cream, simply beat coconut cream that has been chilled for at least 12 hours with an electric mixer. (Coconut cream is the solid part of full-fat coconut milk; it will become easily separable if you chill the coconut milk overnight.) Beat in 2 tbsp or more of your favorite sweetener.