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How to Make Healthy Hot Chocolate With Real Milk

Updated on June 29, 2017

Everyone needs a treat now and then, but that doesn't mean that treat doesn't need to be extremely unhealthy. Having a healthier indulgence means you can have more of it, actually. And who doesn't want to indulge more?


Hot chocolate with milk is a common indulgence. Nothing can warm you up on a chilly day like it. But most types are extremely bad for you, full of chemicals and fake sugars. Even some homemade hot chocolate recipes have unnatural or overly processed ingredients. Or they are an intense process that can take hours of preparation for one cup. Here is a recipe for it that tastes just as good, but with all-natural ingredients, including natural sugars.

Here's what you need:

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 cup real maple syrup or 1/2 cup coconut sugar

pinch of salt

Directions:

Whisk together the cocoa powder, syrup or sugar, and salt over medium-low heat until it boils. Then let it cool in a covered glass jar in the fridge. The hot chocolate syrup will last a couple of weeks. The hot chocolate syrup will make about eight cups of hot chocolate.

To make hot chocolate, heat one and a half cups of milk on medium-low heat. Stir the milk gently to prevent it from burning. Add one and a half to two tablespoons of the hot chocolate syrup and stir in gently until it is all fully mixed. Pour the delicious beverage into your favorite mug and enjoy your guilt-free treat.

Hot chocolate with milk is a common indulgence. Nothing can warm you up on a chilly day like it. But most types are extremely bad for you, full of chemicals and fake sugars. Even some homemade hot chocolate recipes have unnatural or overly processed ingredients. Or they are an intense process that can take hours of preparation for one cup. Here is a recipe for it that tastes just as good, but with all-natural ingredients, including natural sugars.

Here's what you need:

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 cup real maple syrup or 1/2 cup coconut sugar

pinch of salt

Directions:

Whisk together the cocoa powder, syrup or sugar, and salt over medium-low heat until it boils. Then let it cool in a covered glass jar in the fridge. The hot chocolate syrup will last a couple of weeks. The hot chocolate syrup will make about eight cups of hot chocolate.

To make hot chocolate, heat one and a half cups of milk on medium-low heat. Stir the milk gently to prevent it from burning. Add one and a half to two tablespoons of the hot chocolate syrup and stir in gently until it is all fully mixed. Pour the delicious beverage into your favorite mug and enjoy your guilt-free treat.

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      Ryan Fuller 2 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Interesting recipe. Never thought about combing these ingredients. Thank you for sharing. I will have to give this a try.