Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

This healthy hot chocolate recipe is what healthy holiday dreams are made of! It’s creamy, lightly sweetened, and rich in chocolate flavor. Make this for a group or by the single serving for a cozy night in.

healthy hot chocolate

In my mind, hot chocolate and Christmas just go hand in hand. In December, I could quite literally drink a hot chocolate every night after dinner. This recipe is paleo, dairy-free, and sweetened with pure maple syrup making it a healthier option opposed to those hot chocolate packets!

healthy hot chocolate ingredients:

While those hot chocolate packets are delicious, who knows what’s in them (hint: a ton of sugar) and other processed ingredients. This recipes uses three simple, wholesome ingredients to make a healthier version of homemade hot chocolate. Healthy for the holidays!

Raw Cacao Powder: This recipe calls for raw cacao (or cocoa powder) to give a rich, delicious chocolate flavor.

Pure Maple Syrup: The natural sweetener in this hot chocolate. You could also substitute honey or another sweetener of your choice as well.

Oat Milk: I chose oat milk to make my hot chocolate because it’s slightly creamier. You could also use almond milk, coconut milk, or any other milk you love!

Vanilla or Peppermint Extract: For a little extra flavor- you can use either vanilla or peppermint extract.

Extras: Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, candy canes, and more!

healthy hot chocolate

Healthy Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

Lexi Finke
This healthy hot chocolate recipe is what healthy holiday dreams are made of! It's creamy, lightly sweetened, and rich in chocolate flavor. Make this for a group or by the single serving for a cozy night in.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Warm Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • cup oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together cacao powder and maple syrup until a paste forms. Slowly add in a small portion of the oat milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until there are no clumps.

Stovetop Instructions:

  • Add this mixture to a saucepan on low heat along with the remaining oat milk. Stirring often, allow the mixture to warm up for about 5 minutes (or until fully warmed).
  • Transfer to a mug, top with marshmallows, and enjoy!

Microwave Instructions:

  • Add the rest of the oat milk to the bowl (you may need to transfer to a larger bowl to microwave so none spills over). Microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until warmed to your liking.
  • Transfer to a mug, top with marshmallows, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 209kcal
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