This Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix recipe is healthy (it’s dairy free and sugar free) and delicious. It’s fantastic to have on hand so you can make homemade hot chocolate anytime at home!
For me, having hot chocolate in the winter time is a nostalgia thing. Especially if it snows and we go outside to go sledding or build a snowman. You just have to have a mug of hot chocolate when you come back inside. Am I right?
When you make a healthy homemade hot chocolate mix recipe, you can have a mug everyday. Even when it doesn’t snow. Hot chocolate is just cozy and it hits the spot when I’m craving a sweet treat.
What Makes This Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Healthy?
Everyone has their own subjective definition of healthy, right? For me, this is a healthy recipe because it is dairy-free and sugar-free. Those are two things I like to limit in my diet as much as I can and traditional hot chocolate mixes also have dairy and loads of sugar.
So how did I do that and still make it taste good?
Instead of dry powdered cow’s milk that is used in most hot chocolate mix recipes, I used dry powdered coconut milk. I had to order it from Amazon, but it was worth the 2 day wait. It does make your hot cocoa taste a bit like coconut, so if you hate coconut flavor, I’d stick with the cow’s milk. But coconut milk is less inflammatory than cow’s milk, and I don’t mind the slight coconut flavor, so that’s what I stuck with. It gives this a creamy, lovely texture.
I hope you enjoy this warm mug o’ goodness as much as I have!
How to Make Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate MixPrint
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe (Dairy Free and Sugar Free!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Category: recipes
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered erythritol, cacao or cocoa powder, coconut milk powder, salt, cornstarch/arrowroot and cayenne. Transfer to a large, airtight container. Shake well before each serving.
- To serve: Place 1/4 cup of the mix in a mug and add about 6-8 fluid ounces hot water and stir to combine.
This recipe was inspired by Alton Brown.
- Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Calories: 173
- Sugar: 1 gram
- Fat: 17 grams
- Saturated Fat: 10 grams
- Carbohydrates: 5 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
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