It’s that time of year where sometimes all you really need is a good cup of hot cocoa. Now, before we go any further, there are some “official” differences between hot cocoa and hot chocolate. This first generally means cocoa powder, milk, and sugar. It can have other ingredients as well. The latter usually means shaved chocolate (think chocolate bar) with milk. The fat content is different, and produces a drink that’s different from hot cocoa. Interestingly, the names are interchangeable these days, and we each use the term we’re use to. With all of that in mind, we made a dairy free hot cocoa recipe to share with you.
Here’s what I love the most about this recipe, it’s so simple that just about anyone can made it safe for their needs. We’ve included notes below on how to make this drink Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, and Corn Free as well.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Carrot, Celery, Cinnamon, Citrus, Cooking Oil/Added Fats, Corn, Cruciferous, Garlic, Latex Cross Reactive Foods (H/M), Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Seeds, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Tomato, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE, FPIES, Paleo, Vegan