Paleo Hot Chocolate

Baby, it's cold outside! And there is nothing more satisfying than a rich cup of hot chocolate to warm the soul.

When I first embarked on my Paleo journey, one of the hardest parts was fulfilling my sweet cravings. Fortunately, many of our comfort treats can be modified to be just as delicious as the packaged stuff, without all of the artificial ingredients.

This recipe is super, super easy to whip up. I tweaked it a bit from the recipe I posted on social media a few weeks back, as I felt that recipe was a little too rich. I think I was able to achieve the perfect ratio of chocolateyness (yes, I made that word up), with the recipe below. Feel free to halve the recipe, or double, or triple it, depending on the size of your army.

Enjoy!

Paleo Hot Chocolate

Serving Size - 4 cups

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup water

3 cups almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Cinnamon

Optional

Dairy-Free Marshmallows

Directions:

1. Start by pouring the water into a non-stick saucepan and bringing it to a boil on medium-low heat. As soon as the water begins boiling, add your cocoa powder.

2. Stir the cocoa powder in the water until it completely dissolves. Turn the heat down to low.

3. Add the almond milk and bring back to a simmer.

4. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup and stir until completely mixed. Stir for an additional minute, or until the mixture is at the temperature you prefer.

5. Serve hot with dairy-free marshmallows on top and an added sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.