I absolutely LOVE to enjoy hot chocolate on a cold winter evening, under a blanket, with the fireplace on. I actually stopped drinking hot chocolate for many years because there wasn’t a healthy alternative that I liked.
Before I paid attention to my sugar intake, gluten, and dairy I drank my fair share of Swiss Miss in the day…
I started using this recipe for healthy hot chocolate last winter and it is a WINNER!!! It’s not too thick, it’s not too sweet, and I love the addition of the peppermint flavor. If you are not a peppermint fan I will share with you how you can make this recipe without it.
You can enjoy this recipe knowing that you aren’t putting a bunch of sugar and weird ingredients in your body. You are using real ingredients like cacao powder, cinnamon powder, coconut milk, along with extracts from three of nature’s most nourishing mushrooms.
I hope you give this recipe a try!
¾ – 1 cup water
3 TBSP Laird’s Hot Chocolate
Note: If you don’t want the peppermint flavor you can use almond milk. The brand that I like works the best is Three Trees Unsweetened Vanilla Bean Almond Milk. If you like your hot chocolate thicker you can use more nut pods or almond milk and less water.
- Heat the nut pods or almond milk and water on the stove until hot. Pour hot liquid into your favorite mug and add 3 TBSP of hot chocolate mix.
- Using a milk frother, mix all ingredients together.
- Optional: top with marshmallows. I use Sweet Apricity, you can order them HERE. Another brand you can find at your local co-op or Whole Foods is Dandies.