About the Recipe

I haven’t had hot chocolate in many, many years — since I eliminated dairy from my diet.

This year, my little one requested hot chocolate to enjoy post-snowman-building. So, I thought I’d try my hand at a simple and Healthy Hot Chocolate recipe.

Well, it turns out making your own hot chocolate is just as simple as buying the ready-made powdered options at the grocery store! I think we’ll be enjoying hot chocolate a bit more regularly at my house!

While we were experimenting, I found that pure coconut milk was a little too rich for my tastes. But others who tested it liked it. So, if you tend toward enjoyment of a creamier hot chocolate, in the coconut milk version of this recipe you can substitute the 1 cup of water for additional coconut milk.

If you like a little bit of kick, some ginger would be a welcome addition to this brew as well!

As we’re firmly planted in winter here in Ontario… maybe you and yours will be able to get outside for some winter fun, and warm up afterwards with this tasty and chocolately blend!

If you do try our Healthy Hot Chocolate recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below.


Veronica Qubrossi

Veronica is a Holistic Nutritionist and Managing Director at Healthoholics, where she directs clinic operations, leads educational initiatives including our Holistic Weight Loss program, and manages our marketing efforts.

The Recipe

Healthy Hot Chocolate

Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Veronica Qubrossi
Total Time:
5 mins

1 cup coconut milk + 1 cup water OR 2 cups almond milk
3 Tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp honey or maple syrup
tiny splash of pure vanilla extract
Optional: pinch of ground cinnamon OR cinnamon stick to garnish

  1. Warm milk and/or water in a small pot over medium heat. Do not allow to boil.
  2. Once warmed through, whisk in cacao powder and sweetener of choice.
  3. Pour into a mug, and garnish with cinnamon if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

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