We have had a cold snap for the past week or so and have finally had to turn our heat on. Now, I know that most of the US and Canada has been buried under snow and ice, so I don’t expect you to feel bad for me in any way, shape or form. But, whenever it gets really cold, I like to warm up with a steaming mug of (healthy) Hot Chocolate.

This Hot Chocolate is Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free and unbelievably easy to make. It literally takes a couple of minutes and the best part is that it is ready to drink immediately. Don’t you hate when you make a cup of tea or hot chocolate that is so hot, you have to wait for it to cool off for what seems like forever?

With this recipe, I solved that problem by using a combination of boiling water and room temperature coconut milk – the combination delivers the perfect warm-hot beverage you can start drinking right away (particularly important when making for kids!).

If you find yourself making this frequently, I recommend pre-mixing the dry ingredients in a mason jar and then all you have to do is add the water, coconut milk and vanilla!

OPTIONAL: If I have a couple more minutes, this is delicious topped (as shown in the photo) with my Coconut Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder).

Vegan Hot Chocolate from www.everydaymaven.com

NOTES:

  • While this recipe is for a single serving, I’ve successfully quadrupled this recipe and made a batch for up to four people at once.
  • I almost always use Coconut Palm Sugar because it’s easy to measure and I love the toasted, nutty flavor it adds. I have substituted maple syrup and it’s good (still prefer the palm sugar) but haven’t tried any other sweetener.
  • Similar to my Paleo Chocolate Pudding, I have used Raw Cacao Powder in place of the unsweetened cocoa powder but find that I need to add a touch more palm sugar to counter-balance the added bitterness.

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Vegan Hot Chocolate
 
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8 Points Plus Per Serving -- Serves 1 (PP does not include coconut whipped cream)
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ Tablespooons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk (from a can)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine cocoa powder, palm sugar, cinnamon and salt in small dish or bowl. Use a fork to mix until well combined and most of the lumps are gone.
  2. Pour ½ cup boiling water into a measuring cup and slowly add the cocoa mixture, mixing with the fork until completely combined and palm sugar is dissolved.
  3. Immediately pour in the coconut milk and vanilla extract, stir to dissolve, serve and Enjoy!

Vegan Hot Chocolate from www.everydaymaven.com