Rich & Healthy Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

December 6, 2019


Who doesn’t love a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night? Traditional hot chocolate is high in sugar, so we wanted to share a healthier – but equally delicious – version of this holiday favorite. This recipe is free of refined sugar, gluten, and dairy. It’s also rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and low in calories, making it the perfect guilt-free drink for all your winter festivities. 

  • What You’ll Need:

    • 1 cup soy milk

    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

    • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder

    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    • Pinch of ground cloves

    • Honey or maple syrup to taste

    • Whipped coconut cream

    • Cacao beans

    • Cocoa Powder or dark chocolate for dusting

  • How to Make It:

    • In a medium saucepan, heat the milk with vanilla.

    • Add cocoa powder, molasses, and spices. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cocoa is dissolved completely. Do not overcook and do not boil.

    • Cook until the mixture is steaming (just a few minutes) and is warmed thoroughly.

    • Add maple syrup or honey to taste (optional).

    • Remove from heat and pour into mugs.

    • Top with whipped coconut cream, and dust it with cocoa powder, roughly chopped dark chocolate or crushed cacao beans.

** Recipe by Health & Wellness Coach, Natalie Knezic