Recipe

Almond Hot Cocoa

Curl up on the couch with this healthy take on hot cocoa. My slim-style hot chocolate, made with unsweetened almond milk and dark chocolate chips, has about the half the calories of a standard mug of cocoa. Gotta love a guilt-free indulgence!

Curl up on the couch with this healthy take on hot cocoa. My slim-style hot chocolate, made with unsweetened almond milk and dark chocolate chips, has about the half the calories of a standard mug of cocoa. Gotta love a guilt-free indulgence!

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This recipe makes 3 Servings
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • whipped topping (optional)
  • chocolate shavings (optional)
Preparation:

Heat the almond milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam, about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips, and continue to whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.

Pour the hot cocoa into three mugs. Top each mug with a squirt of whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings if desired.

*Note: For celiac disease, check almond milk label to ensure it’s gluten-free.

Preparation:

Heat the almond milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam, about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips, and continue to whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.

Pour the hot cocoa into three mugs. Top each mug with a squirt of whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings if desired.

*Note: For celiac disease, check almond milk label to ensure it’s gluten-free.