This sweet Vegan Molasses Hot Cocoa gives you a boost of calcium, iron, and magnesium. Chocolate and blackstrap molasses not only make a nice pair, but both are great for that time of month!
One of my favorite combinations is blackstrap molasses and chocolate.
I often add molasses to my chocolate smoothies, especially lately since I'm recovering from a broken ankle. It adds a good dose of iron, calcium, and magnesium.
It also is rich in antioxidants compared to other sweeteners. The other thing that I like about it is it has a low glycemic level.
It is said to help with PMS symptoms, so when you combine it with chocolate, you have a PMS-fighting elixir. Chocolate also contains magnesium, which helps soothe cramps by relaxing your muscles.
Since I love chocolate and blackstrap molasses together, I thought I'd make a Vegan Molasses Hot Cocoa. When the weather is cold (cold for the warm climate that I live in), it's time for some hot cocoa.
If you have never had blackstrap molasses, it tastes bittersweet. It gives gingerbread its distinctive flavor.
This vegan hot cocoa with molasses has a rich sweetness. Perfect for a cold Winter day!
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is sweet and rich.
- It is healthy and satisfying.
- It is made in minutes.
- Cacao powder (or cocoa powder): Adds chocolate flavor.
- Molasses: I used blackstrap molasses because it contains a lot of nutrients and I love the flavor.
- Vanilla extract: Enhances flavors.
- Almond milk: I used unsweetened almond milk because I like to control the amount of sweetener.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
Step 2: Bring ingredients to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low. Whisk to combine.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Hot cocoa gets its chocolate flavor from cocoa powder, or in the case of this recipe, cacao powder.
Many people use hot cocoa and hot chocolate interchangeably, but they are actually two different drinks. Traditionally, hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder, milk, and sugar. Whereas hot chocolate is made with chocolate that is melted down.
Hot chocolate is thick and rich. Hot cocoa is thin and sweet.
You can add peanut butter to make peanut butter hot cocoa, mushroom powder to make mushroom hot cocoa, spices to make a spiced hot cocoa recipe, gingerbread flavors to make a gingerbread hot chocolate recipe, and blackstrap molasses to hot cocoa like in this recipe. The possibilities are endless!
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Vegan Molasses Hot Cocoa
- Bring blackstrap molasses, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and almond milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking constantly until blackstrap molasses is melted and almond milk is frothy.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.