hot chocolate

(easy & dairy free option)

silky smooth and rich with chocolate flavor this homemade hot chocolate recipe has a dairy free option as well. top with whipped cream or marshmallows and throw in some sprinkles on festive occasions!

step 1

Start by measuring out all your ingredients. You'll find lots of suggestions for the best types of milk to use on in the recipe along with best chocolate options.

step 2

mix together the maple syrup with the cocoa powder until no lumps remain.

step 3

add in your choice of milk or half and half for the ultimate hot chocolate treat! bring the mixture to a bare simmer stirring constantly.

step 4

Remove the hot chocolate from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until completely combined. Pour into your mugs.

step 5

top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder. You'll find my recipe for the ultimate whipped cream and dairy free coconut cream on the blog.

3 key tips

1.  use a good quality chocolate and cocoa powder for the best flavor.

2.  don't boil the hot chocolate, just bring it to a simmer. Boiling it changes the flavor.

3.  Pile on the topping for the best experience, and definitely give the half and half version a try!


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