Who doesn’t love a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night? Traditional hot chocolate is high in sugar, so we wanted to share a healthier – but equally delicious – version of this holiday favorite. This recipe is free of refined sugar, gluten, and dairy. It’s also rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and low in calories, making it the perfect guilt-free drink for all your winter festivities.
What You’ll Need:
1 cup soy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Honey or maple syrup to taste
Whipped coconut cream
Cocoa Powder or dark chocolate for dusting
How to Make It:
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk with vanilla.
Add cocoa powder, molasses, and spices. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cocoa is dissolved completely. Do not overcook and do not boil.
Cook until the mixture is steaming (just a few minutes) and is warmed thoroughly.
Add maple syrup or honey to taste (optional).
Remove from heat and pour into mugs.
Top with whipped coconut cream, and dust with cocoa powder, roughly chopped dark chocolate or crushed cacao beans.