This red velvet hot chocolate is actually a vegan beet hot chocolate, cooked on the stove and then blended for a rich drink with a hidden vegetable.
• You can substitute 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate for the cacao butter and powder. Add the chocolate when you would add the cacao butter and then omit the cacao powder.
• Blend with the centre of the lid removed (if possible) to let some steam escape.
• If you have a very powerful blender, 3-4 soft dates can be used in place of the coconut sugar.
* I use a combination of half full-fat coconut and half oat milk. Use all coconut milk if you like very rich hot chocolate.
** Raw cacao powder is a good option in this recipe because it's not being cooked, and it retains its nutritional benefits. If you don't have raw cacao just use regular cocoa powder.