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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

I'm currently sitting in my studio apartment (alongside Mr. Henderson of course), we're bundled up in fleece blankets, both with our computers on our laps and sipping big mugs of this dairy-free hot chocolate. And it's my first hot chocolate in almost two years. Can you believe that? Two years!

Living in Vermont has its perks. Yes it's cold, gray, snowy and miserable for those of us who love hot, sunny weather, but it affords us the opportunity to consume an obscene amount hot beverages. And for me that's perfect – I'm pretty much tea-obsessed (even in the summer).

But sometimes tea just doesn't cut it. Sometimes I want something sweet. Something chocolatey. Something that reminds me of Christmas. Sounds like a hot chocolate craving, doesn't it?

This dairy-free hot chocolate (which also happens to be refined sugar-free and fairly low-calorie) was the perfect drink to cure my cold winter blues.

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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

This dairy-free hot chocolate (which also happens to be refined sugar-free and fairly low-calorie) was the perfect drink to cure my cold winter blues.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free, dairy-free hot chocolate, hot cocoa, vegan chocolate, vegan hot chocolate
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 145 kcal



  1. Head the almond milk in a small saucepan.

  2. Once warm, whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder and coconut butter. Sprinkle in some cinnamon and stevia/monk fruit extract, based on your taste.

  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 310mg31%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post is shared on: Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Wellness Weekend, Whole Food Fridays, Keep it Real Thursdays

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  1. This looks soo amazing! I have been craving hot cocoa like crazy and have been working on a peppermint hot cocoa recipe that I need find time to make again and share. I love the addition of cinnamon in your recipe BTW, I love cinnamon in my hot cocoa.

    • Hi Cathy – thanks for the feedback. I use stevia powder (and will change the ingredients to say that). I’ve never purchased liquid stevia, so didn’t know that the two don’t substitute one-for-one. I’m sure many of my readers will be happy to know the amount of liquid stevia to use. I appreciate you sharing!

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