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Healthy Hot Chocolate

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


This healthy hot chocolate recipe is creamy and delicious! It makes a steaming mug with natural ingredients and sweeteners.


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups 2% milk or oat milk
  • 2 to 3* tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches cinnamon


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and ¼ cup of the milk and whisk until the cocoa powder is mostly integrated. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat until warmed, about 2 minutes. Do not boil. Serve immediately.


*We prefer this hot chocolate with 3 tablespoons sweetener, but you can use as low as 2 tablespoons for a low sugar version.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian