If you’re looking for a Gluten Free & Dairy Free Hot Cocoa recipe that’s slightly better for you than a prepackaged mix, but just as easy, I’ve got you covered!
A Slightly Better Hot Cocoa
1/2 Cup Cocoa powder
1 Cup Collagen Powder
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk Powder
1-3 tsp Cinnamon (depending on your preference)
1/2 Cup Maple Sugar (add more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 tsp Quality Salt
I added all of these to a mason jar and gave it a good shake for a minute.
To enjoy: Add 1 Tablespoon of the dry mix into a cup of hot water and stir. You can add another Tablespoon if you like it richer. I like to use a milk frother (I don’t froth milk, ever, but I love this little tool for mixing powders into water it gives it a smooth finish).
You may substitute the ingredients above as you need to with what you have available. I think the important thing here is to be intentional with the ingredients and think of what each one might do within your own body. Will a warm cup of hot cocoa support and nourish your body, or leave you with low energy levels and a sugar crash? Pay attention to how you feel after you consume any food or beverage and make adjustments as needed.
I ordered the coconut milk powder and maple sugar from Thrive Market to experiment with because those are things I haven’t normally kept on hand, and there was a great coupon available the day I ordered. If you are new to Thrive Market you can get 40% off your first order by clicking this link to place an order and start a membership ($60/year). With the discounts offered throughout the year, it pays off for us to have it for things like toothpaste and specialty grocery items.
After trying the base recipe above I added a little turmeric powder and beet powder to my jar because we always have those in the house and I add them to my morning smoothies for added nutrition. I’m used to the flavors. That may be weird for you, and that’s fine. Ha!
My oldest daughter loves sweets and thinks it’s important to mention that this isn’t as sweet as the blue box hot chocolate you may be used to. She said it is good and creamy though and it’s worth trying!
There are two ways to remedy this: You can either train your brain that this is better for you and decide to get used to it, or you can add more maple sugar or a spoonful of maple syrup in your cup as you wish.
If you give this a try I’d love to hear your feedback!
A Slightly Better Hot Cocoa
- 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder
- 1 Cup Collagen Powder
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk Powder
- 1-3 tsp Cinnamon depending on your preference
- 1/2 Cup Maple Sugar add more if you like it sweeter
- 1/2 tsp Quality Salt
Add all of these to a mason jar and gave it a good shake for a minute to combine the powders.
To enjoy: Add 1 Tablespoon of the dry mix into a cup of hot water and stir. You can add another Tablespoon if you like it richer.
I like to use a handheld milk frother tool for mixing powders into the hot water; it gives it a smooth and creamy finish.
Substitute with what you have on hand as needed. I think the important thing here is to be intentional with the ingredients and think of what each one might do within your own body.