This healthy hot chocolate is a delicious dairy-free alternative to the popular powdered mixes we used when I was a kid. It calls for only 4 ingredients and takes just about 5 minutes to prepare.
What I love about making my own homemade hot chocolate is that you can customize the chocolate flavor exactly to your liking.
Want a dark chocolate drink? Add more cocoa powder or use less sweetener.
Want it to be sugar-free? Replace the maple syrup with your favorite sugar-free alternative. Because you can taste this mixture as you go, it’s practically fool-proof!
This healthy hot chocolate recipe is:
- Vegan & Paleo friendly
- Naturally sweetened
- Low fat
- Totally customizable
- And super easy to make
I love using almond milk in this recipe as its neutral flavor blends seamlessly with the rich cocoa powder. If you want a creamier and nut-free drink, try using coconut milk instead.
Healthier Hot Chocolate
- Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan over high heat, using a whisk to break up any clumps. Keep stirring until smooth and piping hot, then pour into a mug and serve warm.
- Top with dairy-free whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.
Per Serving: Calories: 100, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g
- As I mentioned above, feel free to use any type of milk or sweetener you like. This recipe can be easily customized to use the ingredients you have on hand.
- As always, if you try something different, please leave a comment below letting us know how it worked for you so we can all benefit from your experience.
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