Tahini Hot Chocolate is a thick, comforting hot drink with a truly underrated flavour combination: tahini and chocolate. Tahini is a unique flavour that’s often used like peanut butter and has a bitter taste similar to chocolate so it works well in balance with the sweet ingredients. I love tahini in everything from hummus to tahini balsamic dressing or tahini stuffed dates.
Tahini Hot Chocolate is almost as quick to make as hot chocolate from a mix. Simply warm your milk of choice in a sauce pan and add in unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt and tahini. Warm it all together and enjoy.
I love making homemade hot chocolate because I can control the amount of sugar. I also love knowing every single ingredient that goes into making my drink. If you prefer, make this recipe dairy free by swapping out whole milk for coconut milk.
I love to drink Tahini Hot Chocolate in the evening. Geoff often brews coffee at insane times in the evening, 9:00 p.m. or even later. When I hear the coffee grinder going late into the evening, I will hear Geoff say, “You want some coffee?”, with a wink. He knows my cut off time for serious caffeine intake is no later than 5:00 p.m. But If I want to enjoy a hot drink while Geoff drinks his evening coffee, I will make a homemade hot chocolate.
So, What is Tahini?
Tahini is made from grinding sesame seeds into a smooth butter. Tahini is a key ingredient in making delicious, creamy, satisfying hummus but don’t limit tahini to just hummus. Tahini is delicious in salad dressings, cookies, banana bread, lattes or as a spread on toast.
How to Make Tahini Hot Chocolate
Warm a cup of milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
Whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt.
Once all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the milk is at the perfect drinking temperature, add tahini and stir for another 30 seconds.
Strain the drink as you pour it into your favourite coffee mug.
Optional: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!
Tips for Making Tahini Hot Chocolate
- I recommend straining homemade chocolate before serving to make sure your drink is really smooth and there’s no clumps of cocoa powder.
- I recommend adding the tahini at the end just to ensure you don’t overheat it
- Adding a sprinkle of cinnamon on the top of your drink is optional but delicious.
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Tahini Hot Chocolate Recipe
Tahini Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup whole milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 ½ tsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp tahini well stirred
- Warm a cup of milk in a saucepan over medium low heat.
- Whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt.
- Once all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the milk is the perfect drinking temperature, add tahini and stir for another 30 seconds.
- Strain the drink as you pour it into your favourite mug.
- Optional: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!
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‘Til next time,
Hi Christy! This sounds delicious! Where do you usually purchase your tahini from? Thanks!
Christy Faber says
My local grocery store has Tahini in the "International Foods" aisle! Hope that helps!