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Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate


Being healthy and eating real food does not mean you have to sacrifice all your favorite treats. My daughters love hot chocolate so I was determined to come up with a healthy homemade hot chocolate recipe our whole family would enjoy.


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Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate

This healthy homemade hot chocolate is creamy and delicious. It is free of refined sugars and is dairy free as well.


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp raw organic cocao (raw cacao is rich in antioxidants. Do not confuse it with cocoa, it's not the same thing).
  • 1 cup almond milk*
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or any nut/seed butter of your choice)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. (I use a Vitamix)
  2. Blend on high speed for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
  4. When using a Vitamix the hot chocolate comes out nice and steamy. If yours is not hot, you can put it into a saucepan and heat till desired temperature.
  5. *You can use water or regular milk in place of the almond milk if you prefer.


For a variation of this healthy homemade hot chocolate you can add some instant coffee grinds (or a whole coffee bean if using a Vitamix) to get a healthy mocha type drink!


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Tuesday 1st of April 2014

I love using coconut milk to make hot chocolate *yum!* Great to see this is becoming so popular!

But..... there is no point using expensive raw cacao powder as the heating process destroys those precious enzymes of raw nutrients). So instead I use organic cacao powder. I use the raw cacao powder in my smoothies and non-baked items.


Thursday 27th of February 2014

Jody, This is a very healthy gluten and dairy free recipe! I love that it doesn't have any corn syrup either. And I already have a vitamix machine! I am going to try this. How sweet is it compared to the package mixes?

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Thursday 27th of February 2014

Caryn, Because I do not eat refined sugar I find it sweet enough - Out of about 20 people who have tried this recipe only 1 person said they would like it a little sweeter. Hope that helps, thanks for your comment - you will have to let me know what you think of it after you make it. I LOVE it.

Lynda Cook

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

This sounds so good, homemade is always better than store bought, I would love to try this, I just need to buy a couple of the ing. first

angela m

Monday 17th of February 2014

I have never attempted home made hot chocolate, and my girls love it.

Teresa Claire

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Your recipe makes me feel lazy. I stopped buying the package hot chocolate mixes because of food allergies. This recipe is from The South Beach Diet...warm milk with Frye's Cocoa. I use natural sugar to taste.

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