How To make the perfect healthy hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love hot chocolate?! It is warming and soothing in the colder months, provides a feeling of comfort on rainy afternoons and brings back memories of winter evenings spent by the fire.

Although I avoid dairy products, I have succeeded in creating my own hot chocolate, using almond milk instead of regular cow’s milk, and rich cacao powder instead of the shop-bought cocoa powders which are full of sugar and additives. I like to add a pinch of cinnamon and a little vanilla extract to add depth to the flavour, and sweeten it with a teaspoon of organic date nectar for a caramel undertone.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 drops vanilla extract
1 tsp natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, date nectar and coconut sugar all work well)

Instructions:
Bring the almond milk to a gentle simmer on the stovetop, then whisk in the cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and natural sweetener. Pour into a mug, sprinkle with extra cinnamon and enjoy every sip!
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2 Comments

  1. May 10, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I just checked and my shop bought cocoa has only cocoa on the list of ingredients. You do not have to make your life so difficult 😉

  2. May 10, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I just checked and my shop bought cocoa has only cocoa on the list of ingredients. You do not have to make your life so difficult 😉

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