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With the bitter-sweet flavor from the cacao powder and the natural sweetness from the oat milk, this Oat Milk Hot Chocolate is one of my best options on a cold/rainy day or whenever I just want something sweet.
Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
My love for hot chocolate started when I just a kid. I remember that when I was an elementary student, I often bought a cup of cold cocoa milk from a soymilk breakfast shop in the market near my home. (It might sound a little bit weird but it’s true.)
And after the training for track and field in school, I often bought a cup of cold cocoa from the tea shop. If it was cold, I would order a hot chocolate. It not until I was about 20 that I realized how much I love cocoa.
After becoming a vegan, I still do. Beside eating dark chocolate every single day, I make a cup of hot chocolate for myself from time to time in a cold morning.
Only 4 Ingredients!
This oat milk hot chocolate recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and I think you have known 2 of them. 🙂
The 4 ingredients are oat milk, cacao or cocoa powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup (or other sweeteners of choice). There are 2 more optional ingredients to add more flavor: ground cinnamon and salt.
The most important ingredient in this oat milk hot chocolate recipe is cacao powder/cocoa powder. It’s the decision-maker (kind of weird to use this word, but anyway). Choose your favorite cacao powder and it would not go too wrong. I use my favorite cacao powder for this cup.
I recently noticed that there are more and more plant milk choices in Taiwan (feel really happy about this). And I bought a carton of oat milk for tasting from Carrefour. I have tried to make oat milk myself but they just didn’t turn out as I have expected. So I thought I should taste the store ones to have a basic idea or picture of the oat milk taste.
And, like the almond milk case, I found that the store-bought ones really taste differently from my homemade oat milk. Even the store-bought ones differ from one another. For this recipe, I use the store-bought one. You could try to use the homemade oat milk but I haven’t tried it yet. And in my humble opinion, the result would be a little bit different.
You don’t need too much time for this warming oat milk hot chocolate. Five minutes should be enough, or 10 for maximum, for just whisking and heating.
If you don’t want to drink “hot” chocolate, that’s more simple. Just add all ingredients to a jar, seal it, and shake it. Done. However, I haven’t done this yet, so I’m not sure if it will taste differently. Let me know by leaving a comment if you do. 🙂
對了，如果你有製作這個食譜，並打算分享在 Facebook 與 Instagram 上，別忘了 tag @Barrelleaf + #barrelleaf，我很愛看你們的成品或是不同的呈現!
Oh by the way, if you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag @Barrelleaf + #barrelleaf on Facebook and Instagram. I always love to see them. 🙂
熱可可燕麥奶 Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- Grab a small milk pan and add all ingredients into the pan. Place it over medium heat.
- Whisk all ingredients while heating until all incorporated. Once it's warm/hot enough for you, turn off the heat and pour the hot chocolate into your mug to enjoy.
- 邊加熱邊攪拌， 至食材融合，溫度到喜歡的熱度，即可熄火，倒入杯中享用