Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Dairy Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe: Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate (makes 2-4 servings)

Today was a hot chocolate kind of day. Overcast, cool, breezy. Perfect weather to have a fire and sip a cup of something warm. This is chocolately, creamy and filling! I know it’s a little early for peppermint (I always associate the flavor with Christmas), so if you want to leave that out, you can. But it’s really, really yummy with it in!

1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup water

2 oz bittersweet chocolate (you can eliminate this and only do cocoa powder if you want, it just won’t have quite the same “melted chocolate” texture)

1 TBSP cocoa powder

splash pure vanilla extract

2-3 TBSP pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on low, whisking occasionally, until chocolate is melted and steam is starting to rise. Serve promptly–preferably on the couch, in front of a fire, with a good book in hand.

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    • says

      Hi, Heather! If you’re ok with a bit of sugar, you could use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips in this, they would work great. They are what I always use in my chocolate chip cookies!

  1. Dorie says

    Just made this for my kids. I didn’t have chocolate but it’s really yummy with just cocoa powder. Best hot chocolate EVER for my little man who has to be dairy free!

  2. Danielle says

    Love this! My son and I are both dairy allergy and I want him to be able to enjoy the cup of hot cocoa in the winter.


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