Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate - no dairy- no sugar- all natural

Apparently our local weather missed the memo that it is almost spring because we are sporting a foot of snow and subzero temperatures right now. I’ve been subsisting on turmeric tea and bundling up with homemade heat packs to stay warm. When my children asked for hot chocolate the other day after coming in from many hours of igloo building and playing in the snow, I was happy to oblige.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

This healthy homemade hot chocolate combines natural ingredients like cocoa powder, turmeric, gelatin, coconut oil or butter, and optional raw honey or maple syrup and cinnamon.

I whipped this up in the blender in under two minutes and it was easy to make by the glass or as a blender full. The recipe lists ingredients per cup, but you can easily double, triple, or multiply the recipe as needed to make more than one serving.

I’ve also listed options for substitutions to make this completely dairy free or include dairy and to make it coconut free if desired.

TIP: I don’t recommend making this at night as the chocolate may keep kids (and adults) awake!

This can be easily customized to your preferences and I’d love to hear your variations in the comments. Some of my favorites are to add a dash of cayenne for a spicy version or a few frozen raspberries for a berry variation. This Hazelnut Hot Chocolate is also a family favorite.

Homemade Hot Chocolate - no dairy- no sugar- all natural
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Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

This delicious real food hot chocolate recipe combines cocoa powder, coconut oil or butter, water or coconut milk, honey or maple syrup, and turmeric for a satisfying and healthy drink.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 183kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend to combine.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Recipe can be doubled or multiplied as needed. Adding more butter or coconut oil will make a thicker hot chocolate. This must be done in a blender, since with the added coconut oil or butter, just stirring will not make a smooth mixture. More sweetener can be added for a sweeter hot chocolate if desired.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 8.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 99mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 6.3g

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What is your favorite warm drink on snowy days?

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