A hot chocolate mix is about as far from a homemade hot cocoa recipe as you can get. The first item listed is sugar! Instead, make your own with nutrition-rich coconut milk and prepare to be delighted.
- one 13.5 ounce can reduced fat coconut milk
- 1.5 ounces 85% dark chocolate bar
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder made from bone broth
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- whipped coconut cream (optional)
- dash of cinnamon
- In a medium pot, add in coconut milk, dark chocolate bar, bone broth powder, raw cacao powder and maple syrup.
- Turn heat up to medium-low and let mixture melt. Give it a whisk.
- Take the vanilla bean and slice length-wise in half. Using your fingernail or spoon, scrape out the seeds and put directly in hot cocoa mixture.
- Whisk together hot cocoa mixture until all is melted and well-combined.
- Pour in two mugs and top with whipped coconut cream, if you desire. Add a dash of cinnamon to the top.
- Serve immediately.
Where to get reduced fat coconut milk? Most supermarkets carry it, as does Trader Joe’s.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Category: Hot Beverages
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup (42g)
- Calories: 420
- Sugar: 11.5g
- Sodium: 170mg
- Fat: 32.1g
- Saturated Fat: 25.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 21.3g
- Fiber: 3.3g
- Protein: 14.3g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
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