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Healthy Hot Chocolate

Healthy hot Chocolate.

healthy hot chocolate

Chocolate is the answer to every problem.

No seriously, it is.

—-Boyfriend broke up with you? Chocolate!

—-No time to make dinner? Chocolate!

—-Spilled red wine all over your tablecloth? Baking soda!

Baking soda??? Okay, maybe chocolate is the answer to almost every problem. (Please don’t try putting chocolate on your red wine stains. Not a good idea!)

homemade hot chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate above is topped with coconut whipped cream and Healthy Chocolate Raspberry Sauce.

healthy hot cocoa

But when it’s been raining all day, and you and your roommate are stuck inside (as we were yesterday), chocolate is definitely the answer.

healthy hot chocolate

Healthy Hot Chocolate

(Serves 1)

Adapted from: Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk or Cashew Cream (for notes on lower-cal options, see nutritional info link below)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener, such as 1 stevia packet or 1 tablespoon sugar or agave

Combine all ingredients and stir. Either cook on the stovetop, or: microwave 30 seconds, stir, microwave 30 more seconds, stir, microwave 30 more seconds or until hot and completely mixed.

View Healthy Hot Chocolate Calories and Nutrition Facts


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Published on January 26, 2012

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  1. katie @KatieDid says

    I don’t have cable so it’s very rare I watch any tv at all. Once in a blue moon I watch modern family online with my roommates because they love it (and I do too, it’s hilarious!). Oh and guilty pleasure when I’m at home and do have cable is definitely the kardashians.

  2. Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes says

    Even if you spill wine, you can fix your sorrows with chocolate! These look so insanely delicious! What great treats! Recently, my hubby and I have started watching Parks & Rec. At first we didn’t really love it, but now we like can’t stop watching it. It’s funny!

  3. Erin says

    I LOVE Friends!!!! That’s my #1 show too! There’s re-runs on every afternoon and night and I have to catch myself from sitting and watching every episode, since I’ve seen every one like at least 10 times. My husband actually is a reality show junkie, I’m not as bad as he is. We’re talking everything from Gold Rush to Moonshiners to Jersey Shore to Teen Mom 2 and everything in between. We’ve kind of tuned out of all the Real Housewives because there’s SO MUCH drama, but I’m excited for the Orange County Housewives to start. One show we can’t wait to start again is Sons of Anarchy on FX. It doesn’t start again till September 🙁 We DVR everything and watch it later to avoid commercials. Thanks for all your awesome recipes!

  4. Sarah the official CCK drooler says

    Chocolate is TOTALLY the answer to almost every problem. Bad test score? Chocolate. Bad day? Chocolate. Kicked the brother? Give him chocolate. Need some mall cash? Give your mother chocolate. Dad trying to lose weight? Give him chocolate. The BEST bribe tool ever! And i had a feeling it would be hot chocolate! Over here in VA, we had some snow/ice which is gone now. But its still cold!
    Tv shows i love: New Girl, Glee, 2broke girls (sometimes), and rarely Kardashians. The latter because its fun to see people who have no actual jobs act like buffoons. What. a. life. But the show i watch every single day? Little House on the Prairie. I am so cool 🙂

  5. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    Oh Friends is just the absolute best; nothing can ever top it! I still can reference a Friends episode for nearly every social situation. “Oh this is like that time on Friends when Joey wore all of Chandler’s clothes…” and on it goes…

    Hot chocolate is just the best! While I am pretty easily contented with just warming almond milk and adding pure cocoa to it (I have no sweet tooth either), this is a great option to serve other people who may prefer something sweeter, and the whipped ‘cream’ just looks heavenly!

  6. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    I adore hot cocoa – it’s such a comfort food/beverage isn’t it??

    I am watching Burn Notice on netflix. Love the show. Also really into the new show Revenge.

    Used to watch Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy on DVD all the time but then got busy. At least I can pick up where I left off anytime.

  7. Kristin says

    My favorites now are Mad Men, Dexter, True Blood, The Office…I started watching Friends when I was 10 years old. The series ended a month before I graduated from high school. My favorite episode ever?? The Thanksgiving one with Brad Pitt and the I Hate Rachel Green Club. 🙂

  8. [email protected] says

    I miss Friends so much. It was our Friday night girls evening when I was growing up. Now I love any good spy/cop show. Love the hot chocolate, I like a little chilli and cardamom in mine – sounds odd but is really yummy 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. Sarah says

    Yum! I make something similar, but yours looks even better with the addition of full-fat coconut milk.
    What is your favorite brand of cocoa powder to use?

  10. Cassidy says

    My tv guilty pleasures are Gossip Girl, Teen Mom 2, Dexter, and True Blood. I really wanna try this hot chocolate it looks super yummy!

  11. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    However, if you do spill red wine on your tablecloth, you should still eat chocolate … because that stain’s probably not coming out. And rather than stress, you should just eat chocolate.

    As for TV, right now, my friends and I are watching the entire Twin Peaks series. I’m also watching Weeds, Big Love, True Blood, and Breaking Bad on Netflix.

  12. Gi says

    just leaving a comment to remember you how much we like your posts…
    ah yes, and to tell you that in yesterday’s post you look like a diva from the 50s!
    Just sayin’ 😀

    btw I don’t watch TV at all (except the news sometimes…)
    I reckon that if I did I wouldn’t have all this time to surf on the Internet and STILL having a social life xD

  13. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    Omigosh this looks fabulous! I tried to make hot chocolate one day with just cocoa powder, water and stevia and it was not very good- this looks infinitely better and perfect for a cold day! And ohh I LOVE gossip girl- I just watched this week’s episode last night! I’m also a big entertainment junkie so I watch a lot- Revenge, 90210, Modern Family, Glee… I could go on…

  14. Jess says

    Your pictures are gorgeous!! I wanted to let you know that I had your “Never Ending Oatmeal Bowl” recipe for breakfast this morning and it is now my favorite way to have overnight oats! When I took the bowl out of the fridge this morning, I was shocked and really excited to see how big the oats had gotten! Those chia seeds are magical 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. Jay says

    Isn’t the main difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa that hot chocolate uses melted chocolate? You named this hot chocolate, but it sounds like hot cocoa to me …

    • Leslie says

      Um, first of all cocoa IS chocolate. And secondly, who the heck cares? It’s her blog, she can call it whatever she wants!

      CCK, it looks AWESOME! Your photography just keeps getting better and better, and I’m definitely going to try the recipe as soon as I get my hands on a can of coconut milk. 🙂

      • Jay says

        Wow Lesie, way to be rude. That was a genuine question because I’ve often wondered about the difference and I was sure Katie would know, considering she’s a big fan of chocolate.

  16. Taylor says


    So funny that you posted this recipe because this is exactly what I’ve been craving and actually thought about making all day. Except I’m going to add the “frosting shots” chocolate whipped cream on top :))) Yummmmm!

  17. Cheeze says

    I have one word for you..”Pulling.” An awesome british tv show that is hilarious (and on netflix or youtube.) Not as soapy as DH but sooooooooooooo funny.

  18. char @ char on a mission says

    I stopped watching Desperate Housewives last season and I don’t know why! I almost want to pick up where I left off and just have a marathon day of it! I really did enjoy it, but I think at that time, I was watching too many shows and unfortunately it was one of the one’s that got the cut!

    This hot chocolate might come in handy though for reminiscing with those girls again! 🙂 haha

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