Teeccino Chocolate "Coffee"
This recipe for Chocolate "Coffee" makes an amazing, healthy holiday indulgence. Teeccino is in a class by itself. An herbal "coffee" or "espresso", Teeccino is a caffeine-free beverage that is brewed like coffee, created by our dear friend and advisory board member, Caroline MacDougall. We at White Lotus have been fans for years and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Teeccino comes in ten different flavors and is available online thru teeccino.com or at most health food stores.
4 x 10 oz cups brewed Teeccino (Maya Chocolaté, Mocha, or Chocolate Mint)
4 tbs chocolate syrup – buy organic if available
4 tbs brown or raw sugar
2 cups whipping cream, Half & Half or Silk® non-dairy creamer
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder (grate whole nutmeg for the best flavor!)
1/4 tsp chile flakes or cayenne powder (Optional for those who enjoy more heat!)
Whipped cream, cocoa powder, and shaved chocolate flakes to decorate
Brew Teeccino using 4 heaping tablespoons per 8 cups water in a drip coffee maker or 1 tablespoon per 10 oz water in a French Press
Whisk together the chocolate syrup, cream, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and chile flakes
Pour the hot Teeccino into the mixture and stir well. Pour into 4 mugs and top with whipped cream
Sprinkle cocoa powder over the top of the whipped cream or milk foam. Added shaved chocolate flakes to decorate.
Optional for Adults: Add 1 oz Godiva® Dark Chocolate liqueur to each mug
For a lower fat version, instead of topping with whipped cream, foam hot milk as this will still create a beautiful topping.