dairy-free chocolate coconut chai

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not long ago i visited starbuck’s and was tempted into trying the chocolate chai latte.  it was… well… YUM.

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it did occur to me, however, that it was perhaps not the most healthy of treats for regular indulgence.  i, therefore, set out to recreate the lush mouth-feel, the spicy sweetness, the decadent treat factor, but on a much healthier scale.

this is my creation.  made from coconut milk, chocolate almond milk, chai, and cocoa.  with a little stevia.  it’s really good.

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now i attempted the “coconut milk whipped cream” i’ve read so much about (you have been on pinterest, right?!), but i’ve gotta admit, since i’ve created photographic evidence and i can’t hide it, that mine wasn’t quite as creamy and amazing as i’d hoped.  in fact, the little un-homogenized-fat-globules-that-are-rich-but-unappetizing, didn’t meld into the mixture as i whipped it to smithereens with my stand mixer.  nonetheless, this is good.  i promise.

 

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make it?  let me know what you think?  and if you have tips for how to make the whipped cream work, please let me know!  i so want to be sucessful.  🙂

 

dairy-free chocolate coconut chai

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 drops liquid stevia (or 1 packet powdered stevia)
  • boiling water
  • 1 Chai tea bag
  • For Coconut Whipped Cream (optional):
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated at least 8 hours
  • 2 drops stevia
  • 2 tablespoons baker's cocoa

Instructions

  1. Place tea bag into a mug with both milks and stevia.
  2. Pour milks into mug.
  3. Fill remainder of mug with boiling water.
  4. Steep 3-4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, for cocoa coconut whipped cream:
  6. Scoop the thick cream off the top of an opened can of refrigerated (full fat) coconut milk.
  7. Placing cream into the bowl of a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment to whisk together with stevia and cocoa until it reaches a "cream" consistency.
  8. Top hot chai with 1 tablespoon cocoa coconut whipped cream if desired.
  9. Sprinkle with more cocoa and enjoy!
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