Healthy Paleo Hot Chocolate – made with 5 ingredients in the microwave with almond milk and sweetened with maple syrup. Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, clean eating, healthy living, real food.
We’ve put up our Christmas tree. Our house is decorated with lights. We hung up our stockings, including our newest one for baby Ryan this year. It’s really feeling like Christmas.
Which has me craving hot chocolate, coziness, and holiday movies. And not just any hot chocolate. My beyond delicious, healthy paleo hot chocolate.
Paleo Hot Chocolate Secret Ingredient
This hot chocolate is made with a very essential, secret ingredient that I didn’t find in other paleo hot cocoas. Cocoa butter!
The cocoa butter adds a richness and silkiness that takes this hot chocolate over the top. Cocoa butter is the fat that is pressed out of the cocoa bean. It tastes like chocolate, even though it has no sweetness. (If you don’t have cocoa butter see notes of a good substitution.)
How to Make Paleo Hot Chocolate
But use what you have. You can substitute any non dairy milk of your choosing. Or sweeten this with honey, date paste, or coconut sugar.
The resulting paleo hot chocolate is rich, decadent, velvety, and everything you want in a hot chocolate. It’s almost like a sipping chocolate. Top it with some coconut whipped cream and you have the perfect warm treat for cold winter nights around the Christmas tree.
Enjoy it guilt free since it is so healthy! Paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan, clean eating, healthy living, real food.Print
1-1/2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon cocoa butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup
pinch of kosher salt
coconut whipped cream topping, optional
Serve warm, topped with coconut whipped cream.
If you don’t have cocoa butter, you can substitute coconut oil! Use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut.
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