Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

I’m currently sitting in my studio apartment (alongside Mr. Henderson of course), we’re bundled up in fleece blankets, both with our computers on our laps and sipping big mugs of this dairy-free hot chocolate. And it’s my first hot chocolate in almost two years. Can you believe that? Two years!

Living in Vermont has its perks. Yes it’s cold, gray, snowy and miserable for those of us who love hot, sunny weather, but it affords us the opportunity to consume an obscene amount hot beverages. And for me that’s perfect – I’m pretty much tea-obsessed (even in the summer).

But sometimes tea just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes I want something sweet. Something chocolatey. Something that reminds me of Christmas. Sounds like a hot chocolate craving, doesn’t it?

This dairy-free hot chocolate (which also happens to be refined sugar-free and fairly low-calorie) was the perfect drink to cure my cold winter blues.

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate
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recipe type: Beverages
serves: 3 cups

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons stevia powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Heat the almond milk over medium heat in a small sauce pan until steaming, not boiling. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and let cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately.

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Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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9 Responses to Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

  1. Cara says:

    I love starting or ending my day with almond milk hot cocoa, especially with Mila in it!
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  2. Alisa says:

    Yum! This looks like the perfect balance of stevia and honey!
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  3. Cathy says:

    I tried this with only 1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia and found it much too sweet!

    • Hi Cathy – thanks for the feedback. I use stevia powder (and will change the ingredients to say that). I’ve never purchased liquid stevia, so didn’t know that the two don’t substitute one-for-one. I’m sure many of my readers will be happy to know the amount of liquid stevia to use. I appreciate you sharing!

  4. This looks soo amazing! I have been craving hot cocoa like crazy and have been working on a peppermint hot cocoa recipe that I need find time to make again and share. I love the addition of cinnamon in your recipe BTW, I love cinnamon in my hot cocoa.
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