There's nothing more cozy than sipping on a hot chocolate while sitting indoors watching the snow fall down. Regardless of whether it's actually snowing or not, a hot chocolate in the winter is just the coziest and best thing ever. This tahini hot chocolate takes a regular hot chocolate and adds a fun twist. If you're a tahini fan, you're going to love this rich, chocolatey version.
As I got older, I definitely learned to appreciate a from scratch, homemade hot chocolate. The instant packs are great in a pinch, but making one from scratch with chopped chocolate takes a hot chocolate from good to great. And the tahini in this hot chocolate adds that perfect nutty flavour that really elevates things.
Why You'll Love This Tahini Hot Chocolate
Rich, creamy and complex in terms of taste.
A perfect mix of chocolate with a hint of tahini.
Easy to make.
Make it ahead of time and then reheat.
Can be made to suit your tastes, dietary restrictions and needs.
water: to get things going with this tahini hot chocolate, you'll need some water. You can use more milk if you want it extra thick and creamy.
cocoa powder: for some of that classic hot cocoa taste and flavour.
milk (oat, soy, almond, or regular): any type will work here.
dark chocolate: I prefer using something around 70% dark chocolate, use whatever type you prefer.
Dairy-free: be sure to use dark chocolate that is dairy-free/vegan and use a dairy free milk. My preferred milk of choice for this is unsweetened oat, almond or regular milk. Coconut milk is great as well, but it has a stronger flavour.
Brown sugar/refined sugar free: use coconut sugar for a refined sugar free option, or use honey or maple syrup. Be sure to use a refined sugar free dark chocolate as well if needed.
Additions: you can always sneak in a few different options in a hot chocolate. Options like mushroom powder (chaga, reishi, turkey tail), or adaptogens as well.
Toppings: add as little or as much as you'd like. Torched marshmallows are my favourite, but feel free to add anything else you like, such as: whipped cream (coconut whipped cream to keep things dairy-free), shaved chocolate, cocoa powder, tahini or sesame seeds are all great ideas.
Variations to Try
If you want to keep things fresh and try different variations of this tahini hot chocolate, here are some to try.
I also love this vegan s'mores hot chocolate recipe, which you can find over here!
Add spices: warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg or cardamom would all be delicious.
Use your favourite chocolate bar: rather than using plain dark chocolate, add in your favourite chocolate bar, chopped up of course. One of my favourites are these ones from Hu Chocolate. This hazelnut one is SO good.
Add a splash of liquor: if you want to enjoy this in the evening (or afternoon, I don't judge), try adding a splash of liquor to this. You can add an Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey's, a splash of rum, or tequila. Tequila would be quite strong and you may lose some of the tahini flavour.