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NYC Serendipity Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate

22 Feb

About 3 years ago I was in New York City with some friends and we went to Serendipity 3 for their famous frozen hot chocolate. You normally share it with someone special so I thought it would be perfect for a Sunday treat.

You will need:
200g sugar
70g cocoa, powered
50ml hot water
250ml dairy free milk
700-800g ice

In a bowl, add the sugar, cocoa and hot water and mix until the sugar is dissolved.

In a blender or food processor, add the milk, ice and chocolate mix and blend on high until fully mixed.

Place in a bowl or glass enough for two people to share and two straws! Why not add some dairy free whipped cream too.

Enjoy, Eoin!




Vegan Chocolate Ganache Dipped Strawberries

13 Feb

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better accompaniment to the day than chocolate dipped strawberries! The chocolate sauce in this recipe is silky, delicious and 100% vegan! Enjoy, Eoin!

You will need:
60g raw cocoa butter
60g raw coconut oil
30g raw cocoa powder
120ml of maple syrup
250g strawberries

For the topping –
Toasted coconut
Toasted almonds
Chia seeds

In a heatproof bowl, place the cocoa butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder and 60mls of the maple syrup. Place it in a pot of water on the lowest setting and allow to melt. At this point, it may look separated as the oil won’t fully mix. Don’t panic!

Place the mixture in a jug and using a blender, blend and slowly pour in the maple syrup. This will give it that silky, melt-in-the-mouth texture you’re looking for.

Place it back on the heat to keep it warm until you use it.

Dip in your strawberries or a favourite fruit and have fun with the toppings!

Top Tips:
With the leftover chocolate mixture, why not place some in chocolate moulds and push berries or coffee beans into them and enjoy as a small dessert with drinks! (see pic)





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