Want an easy way to make Paleo Hot Chocolate without any hassle? This Hot Cocoa Mix can be made ahead of time and all you need to do is scoop out a bit, add your favorite dairy free milk, heat, and enjoy!
Do you love hot chocolate but not the ingredients found in pre-packaged versions? ME TOO! Hot Cocoa doesn’t have to be complicated with ingredients that you cannot pronounce. And if you avoid dairy, it can be difficult or expensive to find hot chocolate you can enjoy.
Because yes, there is dairy in traditional hot cocoa mixes. They generally use some sort of milk powder.
Recently, both my husband and I were having a craving for some Hot Cocoa so I decided to make us a Paleo Hot Cocoa mix that we both could enjoy.
The result? We ended up with a very satisfying and smooth Hot Cocoa Mix that satisfied our tastebuds. And even better this will be one of those recipes where you have the freedom to play around with by using different ingredients depending on what you are in the mood for.
The secret to making a creamy Hot Cocoa Mix is using Coconut Milk Powder. It adds the creamy goodness you would normally get from powdered milk in traditional store bought hot cocoa mixes, but without the dairy.
Tips for Making Hot Cocoa Mix
If you have coconut milk, you can heat it up and add in your cocoa mix for a richer mug of hot chocolate.
For at home use, you can mix up a batch and store it in a Mason Jar.
If you are wanting to make this Hot Cocoa Mix for gifting purposes you can place the mix into a nice gifting jar or bag with a gift label.
Optional Add-Ins or Change Ups
- Beetroot Powder
- Matcha Green Tea
- Chaga Mushrooms
- Reishi Mushrooms
- Turkey Tail Mushrooms
- 1/2 Cup Cacao Powder
- 1/2 Cup Collagen Peptides
- 6 tbsp. Powdered Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp. Maca Powder
- 4 tsp. Flaxseeds
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Turmeric
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- Place all ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. You may need to break the powdered coconut milk up with a fork, as it tends to clump.
- To make the hot chocolate just warm 8 oz. of Coconut Milk in the microwave. Add 1 tbsp. of the hot cocoa mix. Either you can stir with a spoon to combine or blend for a frothier texture.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 tbsp.
Amount Per Serving Calories 90 Total Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 30mg Carbohydrates 8g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 8g