Paleo Hot Chocolate Mix
I DID IT!!! I freakin love hot chocolate. I have the fondest memories of getting home from water polo practice or swimming growing up and being freezing so my mom would make me a piping mug of hot cocoa. It is so comforting and the perfect dessert on a cold night. I love having a mix on hand so when you are tired at the end of the day you can just add some hot water and voila! This combo is so easy but an essential part is some coconut milk powder – which luckily is easy to find on amazon HERE. Matt and I have been enjoying a mug of these for the past few nights and we either top them with coconut milk whipped cream or smashmallows! I also recommend adding a dash of peppermint schnapps to your hot cocoa because its DELISH.
If you look at a standard store bought hot cocoa the first two ingredients are sugar and corn syrup solids, followed by a list of vegetable oils and a bunch of words you can’t pronounce. It is insane!!! Especially when you see how easy it is to make this recipe. Using coconut sugar sweetens it beautifully and is not refined like typical white sugar and coconut milk powder keeps it dairy free while still super creamy and delish!
Doesn’t that just look so incredible??
Topped with dairy free whipped cream! Reddi Whip now makes both an almond milk and coconut milk option and they are both delicious.
This powder will get me through the colder months and I hope it does for you too!
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- 2/3 cup cacao powder
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut milk powder
- pinch of salt
- Mix together ingredients and store in a glass jar or tupperware.
- To serve, scoop 3 tablespoons of the mix into a mug and top with boiling water (about 1- 1.5 cups).
- If you don’t have or don’t want to get coconut milk powder, you can just do the cacao powder, coconut sugar & salt and mix it with hot non-dairy milk.