Healthy Hot Chocolate

by / ⠀Desserts Drinks Recipes / January 16, 2015

This healthy hot chocolate is super simple to prepare. And it’s so creamy and delicious…without the guilt!

Now that we’re in the midst of those brutally cold winter days (I’m in Texas and it’s been in the teens…now that is unusual), I’m always looking for ways to warm up, but not get carried away with over-indulging. I love making this healthy hot chocolate for my kids and I always enjoy a mug myself. It is delicious…different than your average hot chocolate, but very tasty!

Serves: 2


  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • raw turbinado sugar to taste (I use a tablespoon per serving)


1. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over low-medium heat, whisking constantly so it doesn’t scald.

2. Add in other ingredients and whisk until combined.

3. Heat about five minutes longer, then remove from burner. 

You can add additional Stevia if you prefer it a bit sweeter.

For a triple sweet treat, we love to serve our hot chocolate with a few NatureBox Coconut Date Energy Bites and NatureBox Dark Cocoa Almonds

Here’s to a warm and cozy winter…curled up with a big mug of healthy hot chocolate!

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Kristi Dominguez is a former event planner and part-time graphic designer. She blogs at where she tackles projects to turn her cookie-cutter home into something more exciting. A lot more exciting.

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  • Reply
    January 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    oh now I want a mug of that! thanks for the recipe – sounds so tasty!

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    Robin Rue
    January 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    What a great idea. I am definitely trying this.

  • Reply
    January 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I use Almond milk but never thought to make hot chocolate with it much less add cinnamon and vanilla! I will have to give this a try–New York winters are always cold!

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    Michelle F>
    January 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    That looks so good! I love that you use almond milk to make it healthier.

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    jenny temcio @dapperhouse
    January 20, 2015 at 3:42 am

    NatureBox sounds cool. I love that you got such healthy treats so you can curb a sweet tooth craving without it being a processed junk food. I could use that hot cocoa here in Chicago.

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    January 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Oh this looks really yummy!! I can’t want to check it out more! Adding to the "to make" list!

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    Amy Kelsch
    January 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Yum! I love this recipe! I would love some healthy hot chocolate at this very moment! I may even have all of the ingredients on hand! Thanks! 🙂

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    January 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Yum! I am all about hot chocolate!

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    January 21, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Ohhhh yes, I’m a hot chocolate nut and I need to try this recipe!

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    Rose A
    January 21, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Sounds good to me. It’s mighty chilly outside right about now!

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