Healthy Dairy-free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Andrea Lo
by Andrea Lo
2 cups
10 min

Hot chocolate is often rich, indulgent, and decadent. What if you can still have that cozy hot chocolate but make it healthy?? This hot chocolate has a touch of peppermint, that you can add or leave out if you're not a big peppermint fan. It's dairy-free, and I typically use almond milk or oat milk, but you can also swap out with whichever milk choice you usually use. I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. It's more natural and loaded with nutrients. Also pro tip- use a separate milk frother to get extra frothy foam. I use my Nespresso milk frother to achieve maximum frothiness! But with or without this, it still tastes great!

Healthy Dairy-free Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract

Heat everything in a pot on medium or in a microwave safe cup.
Make sure all of the cacao powder is incorporated and the maple syrup is melted.
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  • Deanna Deanna on Dec 26, 2022

    I used regular almond milk for hot cocoa. I didn't over heat the milk just enough for it to be nice & hot. The almond milk tasted burnt, I used a good quality cocoa but it tasted burnt. I'll try one one you suggest.

    • Bus49638425 Bus49638425 on Dec 26, 2023

      I'm not the author of the recipe but have you tried using soy milk, I have had great results with soy milk. Best wishes and Happy New Year 🥂🎉