Sitting by the fire or rugged up on the couch under a blanket watching your favourite movie, healthy hot chocolate in hand while the temperature continues to drop outside.
This has to be one of my favourite things to do in winter. I always love to have a little something for dessert and this healthy hot chocolate satisfies my cravings every single time.
I have tried a heap of hot chocolate powders, healthy and not so but they either have a weird after taste or they are far too sweet for my liking.
While I have no problem with drinking cows milk I usually opt for a plant based milk when making this hot chocolate to keep it a bit lighter and I think the nuttiness of plant based milks really complements the Cacao and cinnamon.
I used to make it only on milk, but now opt for boiling water to make up nearly half the liquid, again to keep it lighter as well as helping to properly dissolve the cacao and maple syrup before adding in the frothy milk.
Frothy milk is mandatory, but it definitely does take it up that one more notch. I use the CaffItaly Milk frother and it works an absolute dream!
You can make this warm cup of hot chocolate in just a matter of minutes, which has to be my favourite part about this recipe.
When you are craving chocolate after dinner the last thing you want to do is stand around making something (or woofy down the whole block of chocolate). But now you don’t need to! Try it tonight and let me know what you think in the comments below – if you are anything like me, this will satisfy your sweet tooth perfectly!
Healthy Hot Chocolate
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp maple syrup more if you like it really sweet
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup boiling water
- ½ cup-3/4 cup almond milk
- Combine cacao powder, maple syrup and cinnamon and boiling water in a mug and stir to dissolve the cacao powder.
- Heat milk frother and then pour over cacao mixture. If you don’t have a frother heat milk a in small saucepan until small bubbles start to form around the edge. Be careful not to boil the milk as it may burn.
If you like this check out my favourite winter warmer dinner recipes – Shepard’s Pie