Healthy hot chocolate is here, and I think it’s even better than the regular stuff.
Enjoying a big mug of hot chocolate is one of the best things about cooler weather. While it’s delicious, regular hot chocolate is typically filled with dairy, processed white sugar, and potentially other preservatives and additives.
Here’s my spin to turn regular unhealthy hot chocolate into a healthier treat! I love this easy classic healthy hot chocolate I’ve written out below because with just 4 ingredients, it’s absolutely delicious! You may also want to try my Anti-Inflammatory Collagen Hot Chocolate Recipe to boost the protein powder of this healthy drink.
Healthy Hot Chocolate Ingredients:
unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened dairy-free milk of choice, such as oat milk, soy milk or coconut milk)
unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder, which is raw chocolate powder)
honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up (use a natural sweetener so you can control the quality and amount of sugar)
vanilla extract to give it a rich, gourmet flavor
I sip this often in the cooler months for a warm and healthy treat. It’s great to mix up the base of this recipe depending on what you have on hand, and what ingredients feel best to your body. I usually use unsweetened almond milk, and love to change it up sometimes with oat milk or coconut milk.
This healthy hot chocolate recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. It also happens to be one of the most popular healthy hot chocolate recipes on Google Search. If you make it and love it, please leave a star rating in the comments below to help other readers in our community. (Thank you!)
2 ½ cups (20 ounces) unsweetened almond milk (OR unsweetened soy milk, oat milk, any other unsweetened nut milk or unsweetened coconut milk)
2 ½ tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder (OR raw cacao powder)
1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup (plus more to taste if needed)
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Warm the almond milk on the stove over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Simmer about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk to combine (1-2 minutes).
Heat another 1-2 minutes and serve immediately.
Optional: add a small dash of cinnamon on top and serve.
As written this recipe makes about two servings, but it’s easily doubled or tripled.
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