by: Lim by Lim
There is nothing more comforting than drinking a hot beverage on a cold day. Coconut Cloud, one of my recent discoveries from the Online Nourished Festival, has a line of vegan hot cocoa, lattes and creamers that are sure to provide comfort in a cup when the weather turns cooler.
Coconut Cloud sent us samples of their Vegan Instant Hot Cocoa Mix. It is available in a 7 oz. or 12 oz. bag, as well as convenient individual stick packs. Coconut Cloud Hot Cocoa Mix is unique because it is dairy-free. The ingredient list includes dried coconut milk, rich cocoa powder, and a hint of sugar. When I first opened the package, I was immediately struck by the strong cocoa aroma.
All you have to do is add 2 Tablespoons of the Coconut Cloud Hot Cocoa Mix to 8 oz. of hot water and stir. I was impressed with the rich chocolate-y flavor that was not overly sweet like other instant hot chocolate mixes I have tried. There is just a hint of coconut flavor at the end, but it is not over-powering. Coconut Cloud also makes instant hot cocoa in other flavors, including:
If you are more of a coffee drinker, Coconut Cloud also makes Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer. Like the hot cocoa, it is also made with dried coconut milk powder. I’m actually thinking I should add a spoonful of the hot cocoa mix to my next cup of coffee!