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Spiced hot coconut drink

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
Hemsley + Hemsley’s low-sugar take on a bedtime drink is an indulgent night-time treat. This meal provides 130 kcal, 2g protein, 5g carbohydrate (of which 2g sugars), 11g fat (of which 10g saturates), 0.2g fibre and 0.2g salt per portion.


  1. Blend all of the ingredients and 300ml/10½fl oz water together in a food processor until super-smooth and well combined.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a pan and warm over a gentle heat.

  3. Serve immediately in mugs.


  • 2 tbsp carob (available from health food stores)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 tsp date syrup (available from delicatessens or online specialists) or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp maca powder (optional; available from health food stores)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 400g tin full-fat coconut milk

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