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Hot chocolate, or hot cocoa (as we say in my house) is an absolute luxury when it’s made the right way. It can be quite nutritious for you too when you make it with real, wholesome ingredients. It also happens to be a few days shy of Valentine’s Day, so a chocolate recipe seems fitting. Get your kids involved by following along with the video tutorial below.

My kids look forward to having a piping hot mug of hot cocoa after playing coming inside from being outside in the snow or to help warm them up while sitting around our fire in the backyard. Me, I don’t care where I am or what I’m doing, give me a good quality hot cocoa and I’ll savour every last drop, especially when there’s a side of gluten-free chocolate chip cookies tagging along- cozy vibes…I’m here for it.

I’ve become a hot cocoa making machine lately, testing our various recipes, variations on each recipe and of course, getting the perfect whipped cream on top. I like to use a good quality coconut whipping cream and simply chill it overnight in the fridge, whipping it on medium high for 2 minutes with a splash of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The coconut whipping cream I like can be found here

This hot cocoa recipe is dairy-free, incredibly decadent and creamy and of course, it’s pretty darn clean in terms of ingredients. I feel good giving this to my kids and I’m sure you will too.

Here is the healthiest way to make Hot Chocolate


The Healthiest Hot Chocolate

the healthiest way to make hot chocolate
  • Author: Leigh
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 seconds
  • Total Time: 2.5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small mugs


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened organic almond milk
  • 4 tbsp full fat coconut milk, just the milk, not the water
  • 2 tbsp + 1tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup+ 1tsp
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt 


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.


Top with your favourite toppings such as marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, gluten-free cookies or enjoy it plain, frothy and perfect on its own!

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

In good health,