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 unlivable conditions like ‘Beyond The Wall’ in “Game of Thrones” exclaiming “can’t you believe this weather? It’s bone-chilling!” 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 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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