Drinks, Vegan, Vegetarian

Hot Cross Bun Hot Chocolate

Cooking method:

Ninja Zerostick Cookware
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 16 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Hot Cross Bun Hot Chocolate

Utensils required


  • 15-20 coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • Zest of half an orange
  • Zest of a lemon
  • 60-80ml freshly boiled hot water
  • 500ml cashew or almond milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 20g-40g chopped dark chocolate (optional)

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  • Step 1

    Take the coriander seeds and crush them into a fine powder using a pestle and mortar. Transfer to the saucepan along with the coconut sugar, cacao powder, vanilla paste and orange and lemon zest. Whisk together to combine then gradually whisk in the freshly boiled water until a smooth paste is formed.

  • Step 2

    Whisk in the cashew milk and add the cinnamon stick. Place on a low to medium heat for roughly 10 minutes keeping just below a simmer then increase to a simmer for 1 minute.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate 10g at a time tasting as you go until you reach your preferred taste and mouth feel. Leave to infuse for 3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Remove the cinnamon stick then strain into a jug through a fine-mesh sieve. Push down on the spice and zest with the back of a spoon to squeeze out all of the flavour.

  • Step 5

    Check the temperature and serve immediately. If too cold place back over a low heat until warmed through.