Creating this Simple Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe without Milk is easy and filled with cacao, coconut and rich with flavor.
Who’s does not love Hot Chocolate? My family and I adore Hot Chocolate all winter long and I love sharing this healthy treat with my family without feeling guilty.
How to Make Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk Video
Hot Chocolate always brewing during the colder months for breakfast, after ice skating or sledding down a snow hill.
We enjoy the rich chocolate that fills each mug however, as a mom I want healthier version without preservation and artificial ingredients.
After hours of practicing and testing mugs of hot chocolate; finally I created a recipe that is a healthy and delicious.
During the winter months enjoying a mug full of hot chocolate is necessary but, many hot Chocolate recipes are not healthy and filled with ingredients I do not want to sip on.
Often, I get stressed because of the hormones in cows milk and extra sugar that is in many hot chocolate recipes; I created a good homemade option that is loaded with many health benefits.
However, this wholesome hot chocolate without milk recipe I created is extremely simple and worth every sip.
Cow’s Milk is not extremely awful but, with allergy’s and providing a different taste this non-dairy healthy hot chocolate recipe is a great option.
I crave a warm drink that is comforting and flavorful. I prepare my hot chocolate without milk from scratch using super food ingredients such as turmeric, coconut and cacao.
The coconut milk gives it a nutty flavor and the turmeric and cinnamon are warming spice that prevent inflammation and boost mood.
I do understand real cacao might be hard to find; you may use cocoa powder but, my healthy hot chocolate is brewed with real cacao powder.
Cacao Powder is less processed that cocoa powder dominant it as a superfood. There is no preservatives in this healthy hot chocolate recipe and very delicious for all taste buds.
Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk using Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk is a great alternative if you are avoiding animal milk or allergic. Cow’s Milk often can make you feel gassy and can cause skin break outs; coconut milk is a great options to reduce animal hormones. Coconut Milk is rich in flavor and has a nutty, thick taste. When adding coconut milk to drinks and foods it will enriches and enhances the flavors.
Benefits of Cacao Powder
Cacao is and ancient food; considered a superfood filled with antioxidants along with magnesium and zinc.
Cacao are beans found inside the fruit of the tree. Cacao Powder reduces stress and helps to fight viruses. Adding Cacao Powder to make Hot Chocolate will reduce help to reduce anxiety and stress. Cacao is the leader in in antioxidants beating green tea in the race!
Many ask the difference between cocoa and cacao? To be honest cocoa and cacao become are from same family nonetheless, Cacao is better because it is not process with heat and raw.
Cocoa is processed and heated before packaging, stripping away a lot of the “superfood” properties. Cocoa is not awful but, cacao is better!
Benefits of Cinnamon
Along with many of the ingredients including cinnamon in the Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk recipe are loaded with antioxidants. Cinnamon contains iron and calcium and balances blood sugar.
Cinnamon boost memory and production. Along with all the other reason maybe that is why I crave a hot cup filled with this spice mid day right before I am going to tackle a difficult task!
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric belonging to the ginger family; is any magical spice. Turmeric is a root that boost the immune system and reduces inflammations.
Turmeric vibrant yellow color gives an earthy taste to this healthy hot chocolate recipe.
Setting up a Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk Bar
I love creating a space for a Hot Chocolate Bar during the winter months. I know it is the Christmas Season and what better way to get time than now to set up a Hot Chocolate Bar not only to enjoy during Chritmas but all winter long.
When setting up a Hot Chocolate Bar make sure you have space and all ingredients available.
Thing to include at your Healthy Hot Chocolate Bar are:
Create a premade mix of all your dry ingredients that are listed below.
A variety of toppings such as marshmallows, crushed peppermint, caramel, cacao nips and/or crushed peanut butter cups.
Fatten up your Healthy Hot Chocolate with dairy free whip cream or ice cream. Store in Fridge or Freezer!
Stir in flavor such a candy cane, peppermint stick, cinnamon stick or chocolate covered spoon
Tea Pot to fill with your Hot Coconut Milk
Finally, you can jolt up your Healthy Hot Chocolate bar with Grand Marnier, Peppermint Schnapps or Amaretto.
Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk Recipe
This Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe is very tasty and deep with rich flavors. The coconut milk is creamy, the cacao is rich and the spice of turmeric and cinnamon enhance that earthy taste we desire during the winter months. Serve this Healthy Hot Chocolate as soon as it is prepared or prepare the dry ingredients. Store premade ingredients in air tight container.
1 1/4 cup of coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric
3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup (this is a substitute to sugar)
4 tablespoons of cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Topping and Stir in Options: marshmallows, crushed peppermint, caramel, chopped cacao nips or whip cream
First, In a sauce pan over medium heat add your coconut milk and warm to your desire temperature.
Second, In a mug add ground cinnamon, turmeric, pure maple syrup, cacao powder and vanilla extract.
Next, Take warm milk, add to mug, give a good stir until everything dissolves and is smooth.
Finally, Garnish you Healthy Hot Chocolate without Milk with desire topping, stir ins and sip!