Settle in with this reishi hot chocolate recipe. This recipe is especially chocolatey because it uses chocolate liquor, which lends itself to deep, velvety tastes. If you don’t have chocolate liquor just lying around you can certainly substitute a chocolate powder.
What kind of chocolate do I use for this reishi hot cocoa?
For this reishi hot chocolate, I used chocolate liquor. Of course, you can use your preferred powdered chocolate instead, however, the chocolate in this form (liquor), is what will especially give the hot chocolate a rich, velvety kind of texture. What is chocolate liquor you ask? Chocolate liquor is a product that is produced right after the cocoa beans have been dried, fermented, and roasted. After the beans are roasted, the first product that is actually, cocoa nibs, and if you grind down the cocoa nibs until it’s velvety smooth – that’s chocolate liquor. Thus, if you are not consuming the nibs form of chocolate, the next step in the chocolate-making process, chocolate liquor, is the closest form you can come to the natural, whole, cocoa bean. So this form is super pure and contains all of the antioxidants and nutrients in it before it is potentially augmented again by chocolate makers (by adding sugar or extra cocoa butter, etc.) Lately, I have been liking Agistoni chocolate liquor discs. The flavor is deep, and I don’t sense a lot of acidity at all. I also have been liking Firefly’s chocolate drinking discs. Firefly assures good sustainability practices and incorporates cocoa beans from locally-owned cooperatives. Their chocolates have suuper deep flavors.
What Are The Benefits of Reishi?
- Contains beta-glucans which can help support and nourish the immune system
- Is an adaptogen and helpful in the reduction of stress
- Helps to improve sleep and lessen fatigue
Hope you enjoy the calming and satisfying effects from this reishi hot chocolate drink!