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  • Recipe: Hot Chocolate
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

The ideal cold-weather treat is this nutritious hot chocolate recipe! Even though it is entirely vegan and dairy-free, it is nevertheless rich, chocolatey, and mouthwatering.

For morning lately, Jack and I have been chugging mugs of this nutritious hot chocolate.

You must listen to me if you’re wondering, “Hot chocolate for breakfast?!” The Swiss Miss hot chocolate I drank as a child is nothing like the recipe for this nutritious hot chocolate.

It is naturally sweetened, and cacao powder, which is rich in nutrients, is used in place of processed cocoa. Additionally, I make it with almond milk, making it completely dairy- and egg-free. Is breakfast fare acceptable? Without a doubt, sure.

Now, if you believe that the word “healthy” is slang for “watery” or “bland,” reconsider. The thick, creamy, and comforting hot chocolate on offer here is hear avocado Friesthier.

It gives me a boost of energy and is so tasty that it makes me eager to get out of bed in the morning to prepare it.

Of course, it’s also a fantastic dessert or snack for the afternoon. Enjoy it alone or with a cookie or other baked product of your choice.

Ingredients for a healthy hot chocolate recipe

Hot Chocolate Easy
Food: Hot Chocolate (Source: Taste of Home)

Only a few ingredients are required to produce this nutritious hot chocolate recipe:

  • The purest form of chocolate is raw cacao powder, which is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium. This ingredient makes the dish rich and chocolatey while also being healthy.
  • The malty flavor of the maca powder gives this homemade hot chocolate depth. But there’s more! It also provides health advantages. It is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals and is thought to enhance memory.
  • Almond milk: You can use any kind of milk you choose in place of the almond milk I use because it’s what I always have on hand. You could also use my homemade oat milk, cow’s milk, or coconut milk in this recipe.
  • It naturally sweetens this nutritious with maple syrup. In addition, I adore the combination of rich cacao, malty maca, and maple flavor.
  • Coconut oil: Rich and full of good fats! Despite being filling, this delicacy is still much lighter than homemade with whole milk and/or heavy cream.
  • Cinnamon – It gives food a warm, rich flavor. Put a dash of cayenne in your hot chocolate if you want it spicy.
  • Don’t forget to add salt, just a small amount! It brings out the vibrant flavors of everything.

You can whisk these ingredients together by hand or in a blender. The chocolate mixture should then be transferred to a small saucepan and warmed over medium heat.

Taste it for flavor adjustments. When you find yourself sampling spoonful after spoonful, you’ll know it’s right. It can then be poured into mugs, topped with whipped coconut cream and sliced dark chocolate, and enjoyed.

Hot Chocolate

10 minutes to prepare
Duration: 10 minutes

Winter breakfast or dessert is delightful with this nutritious! both gluten-free and vegan.


  • 2½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (I use Navitas Naturals)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (I use Essential Living Foods)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Tiny pinch of sea salt

Optional toppings:

  • Coconut whip (see homemade instructions below)
  • Shaved dark chocolate


Hot Chocolate
Food: Hot Chocolate (Source: Taste of Home)
  1. Almond milk, cacao, maca, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt should all be blended together. (You could also stir this by hand.) Warm up in a small saucepan over medium heat after transfer. If necessary, taste and adjust the sweetness. Add a little more almond milk if it becomes too thick.
  2. Serve with coconut whip and, if desired, shaved dark chocolate.


  • Coconut milk solids from one (14-ounce) can chill overnight, and are used to make homemade Coconut Whip.
    1/3 cup of sugar, powder
  • A couple of drops of vanilla essence
  • Mix the ingredients for the coconut whip in a mixer until they are well-whipped and fluffy. Be aware that some coconut milk cans are duds, meaning the water and solids do not separate and the whipped cream does not whip. The full-fat canned coconut milk from the Whole Foods 365 brand has given me the finest results.