Have you ever considered drinking a sweet potato? Maybe this is where you’ll start! That’s right, we’re here to reveal the secret to delicious, rich, creamy, paleo, keto and gluten-free hot chocolate…is sweet potato. Believe it.
Winters are the optimum time to up your hot chocolate game, because honestly, what is as comforting on a cold day as a steaming mug of sweet chocolatey goodness to wrap your hands around? But it’s 2022, and we’re so far past regular boring cocoa, it’s time to add a whole new player to the hot chocolate game. Enter sweet potatoes.
Now, we admit it sounds like a bizarre plan to add what is generally considered a starchy carb to a drink, but then we already have the basis of America’s Thanksgiving Yams and Marshmallow combo which just proves that they can sometimes make a delectable pair.
The reason this actually works is that sweet potato actually have a lot of natural sugars – the clue was already in the name – and when they’re slow roasted these natural sugars have time to caramelise and bring out all the best flavours of the vegetable. A bonus benefit of this wild recipe is that the sweet potato actually provides an extra dose of nutrients like Vitamin A and potassium in a tasty, sippable package.
While the recipe below has been tailored to be vegan, you can of course sub in regular chocolate and marshmallows if that fits your diet although we do recommend sticking with almond milk if you can since it adds an extra dimension of flavour.