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December 2, 2012

by Alyssa Rimmer

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

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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.

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.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 145kcal
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  • Head the almond milk in a small saucepan.
  • Once warm, whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder and coconut butter. Sprinkle in some cinnamon and stevia/monk fruit extract, based on your taste.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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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!

    • Thanks Alisa! The sweetness was just enough to offset the bitterness from the cocoa powder without making it too sweet. Think I’ll have to make another cup when I get home 🙂


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