Almond Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Almonds

 

Almonds are extremely good for health as we all know. Not only are they good for the eyes but also great for hair and skin. And if you can incorporate this in making something truly sinfully enticing, wouldn’t you like to try it? And if you have been following Bitebybyte, you know by now that I am almost addicted to quick fixes and life’s hacks. And when in a single effort, I get to make two lip-smacking desserts, I surely wouldn’t let go of the opportunity, and I am sure so wouldn’t you!
Almond Hot Chocolate
A perfect drink for a wintry night or a night when you are in a mood to indulge.

Ingredients:

  • Bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almonds, roasted
  • Whipped cream (optional — for garnishing)
  • Roasted almond silvers (optional — for garnishing)

Method:

  • Take the chocolate & the cocoa in a mixing bowl
  • Heat the almond milk in a pan and bring it to a boil
  • Now add the boiling almond milk to the chocolate & the cocoa
  • Whisk this well to make a fluffy mixture. Add drops of vanilla essence
  • Beat this concoction well
  • Pour this in mugs and sprinkle cocoa from the top to garnish the drink.

NOTE: Almond milk is free from lactose and cholesterol; and hence safe for people who are lactose intolerant too. If you do not get Almond Milk handy, you may substitute with regular milk.

Chocolate-Covered Almonds 

These are very handy for people with sweet tooth — make a small batch and then enjoy when you crave for something nutty and sweet.

Ingredients:

  • Almonds, roasted
  • Chocolate
  • Water

Method:

  • Take a metallic bowl and keep the chocolate in it
  • Take a saucepan and fill half of it with water
  • Now place the metal bowl with chocolate on this
  • Heat the saucepan slowly so that the chocolate melts
  • Keep stirring the chocolate until they melt completely
  • Take it off the heat.
  • Dip the almonds in this liquid chocolate quickly
  • Let the chocolate cool off so that the chocolate forms a coating over the almonds.
  • Store in airtight container and enjoy over a few days!

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