Sweet and creamy healthy hot chocolate. A low fat version of classic hot chocolate made with milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Perfect for chilly nights! Ready in 5 minutes.
Prep Time: 2mins
Cook Time: 3mins
Total Time: 5mins
1cupunsweetened almond milk - or milk of choice (I like 2%)
2 1/2teaspoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
1/2tablespoonpure maple syrup - plus additional to taste
Tiny pinch of kosher salt - or sea salt
1tablespoonchopped dark chocolate - or chocolate chips
1/4teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips - for serving
In a small saucepan, heat the milk until just simmering. Whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Whisk and heat until the chocolate is melted and smoothly combined.
Taste and add more maple syrup if you'd like it sweeter. Pour into a mug, and top with extra chocolate as desired. For more variations, see the blog post above.