This healthy hot chocolate is a delicious dairy-free alternative to the popular powdered mixes we used when I was a kid. It calls for only 4 ingredients and takes just about 5 minutes to prepare.

What I love about making my own homemade hot chocolate is that you can customize the chocolate flavor exactly to your liking. Want a dark chocolate drink? Add more cocoa powder or use less sweetener.

Want it to be sugar-free? Replace the maple syrup with your favorite sugar-free alternative. Because you can taste this mixture as you go, it’s practically fool-proof!

This healthy hot chocolate recipe is:

  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan & Paleo friendly
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Low fat
  • Totally customizable
  • And super easy to make

I love using almond milk in this recipe as its neutral flavor blends seamlessly with the rich cocoa powder. If you want a creamier and nut-free drink, try using coconut milk instead.

This healthy hot chocolate recipe requires only 4 ingredients and is dairy-free and naturally sweetened. It’s a quick and easy detox-friendly dessert!

  • 1 cup almond milk (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan over high heat, using a whisk to break up any clumps. Keep stirring until smooth and piping hot, then pour into a mug and serve warm.
  2. Top with dairy-free whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.