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Mulled Drinking Chocolate – Lucy’s Luscious Lovelies Collection

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time25 mins

Mulled Chocolate drink - a spiced vegan hot chocolate, a rich and wintery treat. Did you know that the home of chocolate, Belgian, set a law in 1884 states that a minimum level of 35% cocoa must be used in the production of all chocolate. This rich luxurious drinking chocolate will transport you to the hot chocolate cafes of winter time Bruges. Serve this mulled version with Belgium waffles to be really indulgent and immerse yourself into culinary heaven. Add wine, Grand Marnier or Cointreau for a truly decadent version.

 500 ml water
 500 g 67% sugarless, milk free organic dark chocolate, broken into pieces
 200 g organic sugarless cocoa powder
 400 g coconut sugar
 2 sticks fresh cinnamon sticks
 6 whole star anise
 10 cloves
 3 sprigs of rosemary 10cm lengths
 6 lemon myrtle leaves taken from tip of bush
 1 tbsp 1 T orange blossom water(optional)
 4 mandarins, skin left on, each mandarin cut into 8 pieces
 2 tbsp 2 T rose water
 Almond milk to mix and drink hot.
 1 cup mascarpone
 ½ tsp orange essence

1. Split mandarins into quarters leaving on the skin
2. Soak in rose water at least 24 hours
3. Melt the chocolate pieces
4. Then slowly add the cocoa powder, the sugar and the remaining ingredients including the mandarins
5. Simmer all the above.
6. It will be a thick chocolatey mix
7. Store in frig until ready to mix with milk – can be frozen
8. Put an amount in mug and add hot sugarless almond milk to taste - see almond recipe in Mulahabai recipe

To Serve:
Serve with a piece of the mandarin in the mug and a small serve of jaffa’d mascarpone – add orange essence to mascarpone to taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup

Servings 16