The other day on Instagram I posted a pic of coconut/cacao hot chocolate…( SO freaking yummy ) and you guys asked me for a recipe.
Annnnnd today I’m sharing it…BUT I added Bailey’s ( so sue me ).
First off, I had a full on love affair with this little recipe because it’s that good. I fully just sat alone in my house with Spotify’s Christmas Jazz station on repeat pretending like I was in the depths of winter in Alaska with a blazing fire.
When in reality it’s like, 70 to 75 degrees in San Diego.
You should see people here though; they’re in full blown UGG’s with wool scarves, leg warmers, jackets, & North Face vests, acting as if they’re experiencing The Land Beyond The Wall in “Game of Thrones” exclaiming “can’t you believe this weather! It’s freezing!” All while checking out at the grocery store buying logs & heated blankets.
This is real life in SD right now.
Before we get all dramatic, A.) it’s not cold at all ( I just got back from NYC so I’m feeling pretttttty savvy to what’s cold ) & B.) I’m jealous of places that are cold in winter because I want to drink warm drinks by the fire.
…but I mightttttt be wearing a vest & scarf right now too? So I guess I’m just as guilty?
Ok let’s get to the hot chocolate…with a spin though: cacao nibs & coconut flakes!! Here’s a quick video tutorial of how to DIY.
Soooo good it hurts. The recipe is seriously the easiest thing in the world:
+ 1/2 cup coffee
+ 1/2 cup almond milk ( make sure it doesn’t contain this nasty-ass, sicky ingredient )
+ 1 ( or 2 ) shots of Bailey’s
+ Sprinkle coconut flakes or add a few drops of coconut sugar ( it’s a liquid )
+ Sprinkle cacao chips ( sometimes I melt them before I add them )
+ Add a couple of marshmallows because DUH!
( Option: dash of pumpkin pie spice to get super festive-y )
Directions: on a stove heat up coffee and almond milk. Add to a holiday mug. Add Bailey’s. Sprinkle coconut flakes or add coconut sugar. Sprinkle cacao nibs or heat them up for an added touch. Dash on pumpkin pie spice or marshmallows. Cheers! x
Also, I HAVE TO KNOW! WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL?
Any that I have to try?
Lately I’ve also been love this apple cider whiskey drink; I may or may not be wrapping presents with it this weekend.
Don’t forget to check out TSC: Holiday/NYE Lookbook for last minute gifts.
Enjoy the weekend, Lauryn xx
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