Dairy-Free Double Hot Chocolate

Hello! I haven’t posted on this space in some time. I have some exciting things happening… on this blog and in my life in general. More on that very soon!

In the meantime, hot chocolate has been a daily occurrence in my life. I was never a huge hot chocolate drinker - I usually just enjoy it a football games or around the holidays - but lately it’s all I crave. It’s rainy & dreary over here today, so you can bet I just made a batch!

This recipe is dairy-free and very rich. I use cacao powder and chopped dark chocolate... so you are hit with two doses of chocolate. Also, I have been loving Malk unsweetened almond milk - I totally recommend it for this! I don’t usually like store-bought almond milk, so the fact that I like this one says a lot. It’s light and doesn’t taste store-bought. And the ingredients are clean and simple.

Double Hot Chocolate

(makes 2 servings)

  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (coconut sugar or turbinado sugar also work)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Over a medium-low heat, simmer the almond milk. Whisk in the chocolate, cacao powder and sugar until completely dissolved. Stir occasionally for 2-3 minutes until the hot chocolate is smooth and heated. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Froth with a milk frother, if desired.

  2. Pour into mugs and enjoy. Feel free to top with whipped cream or marshmallows!