I’ve recently started to struggle with lactose, and, as such have cut it out my diet to reduce the stomach pains and bloating.
I find that whenever I try and cut something out my diet – whether for health reasons or a January challenge – it becomes all-consuming and I can’t think about anything else!
This has happened with milk.
I love hot chocolate but it’s not something I would typically crave. All of a sudden it became all I could think about, so I had a play around with a few ingredients and have come up with a delicious dairy-free hot chocolate with a twist.
– 2 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy both work)
– Hot chocolate (check instructions for quantity per serving as they differ across brands)
– Almond milk – sweetened is better for this recipe (1 mug worth)
Pop the whole lot into a saucepan on a medium heat.
Swirl the glorious chocolate powder through it, making wonderful patterns as you go…
And then you just want to cook it until the peanut butter melts through the milk. Once that has happened you’ll want to let it simmer for 1 minute to thicken it up. This last bit is important as it creates a thickness that you can almost bite through when you drink it!
Tuck yourself up with your hot, dreamy drink and get your nose in a good book.