VIDEO: Decadent Spiced Coconut Hot Chocolate

This decadent, spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It’s both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!

This decadent spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It's both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!
Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s Linley here. I love Sunday mornings and I love hot chocolate. I hope you are cozied up on your couch with your favorite morning drink. Whether it is coffee, tea, or a cup of this Decadent Spiced Coconut Hot Chocolate.
 My Sundays usually consist of lounging around, running errands, church, and yoga. I try to take Sundays to do me. I tend to book my weeknights up with plans up the wa-zoo. I have learned over these past couple years that it is ok to take at least one day a week for me. It really does make a difference in my mood throughout the week! As I hang out today, I am thinking about the fact that it is already December and holy smokes, 2018 is right around the corner. I have been pondering what my 2018 is going to look like and honestly, I’m getting pretty excited.
There have been a couple things on my list of “must do soon” and I 2018 is going to be my year to do them.  What are they? Take an improv class, get my yoga teaching certification, and find a consistent volunteering gig. BOOM. Two things I think about quite often, but just haven’t taken the extra step to do. I am blessed with a job that has flexibility and that challenges me to truly figure out what I do and do not want to do with my time. Minneapolis has SO many amazing opportunities, so I plan on really digging deep into finding the right place for me to take classes and to volunteer. If you are in the Minneapolis area and have any recommendations for volunteer gigs, if you’ve taken an improv class in the cities, and if you got your yoga certification in the area, leave some recommendations in the comments! I’d love to hear them!
This decadent spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It's both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!
 I figure if I tell all of you that I have these glorious plans, I am more likely to see them through.  So, cheers to 2018 goal setting AND to this delicious Decadent Spiced Coconut Hot Chocolate! If you make one thing this holiday season, make it this hot chocolate. Using coconut milk as the base of this hot chocolate really takes this warm cup of goodness to the next level. When Lee and I were developing this recipe, we needed a little extra energy and decided to add a shot of espresso for fun and it was AMAZING. Making this hot chocolate “dirty” is definitely my favorite way to drink it.
Now, head to your pantry, grab some coconut milk and chocolate and start cooking!
This decadent spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It's both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!

Recipe

VIDEO: Decadent Spiced Coconut Hot Chocolate

This decadent, spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It’s both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Make it dirty: 1 cup strong brewed coffee*

Instructions

  1. Place coconut milk, almond milk, and dark chocolate in a medium saucepan. Turn heat to medium/high. Then, use a whisk to constantly stir until all of the chocolate has melted.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, add in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Continue to whisk until hot chocolate begins to bubble.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Serve with a sugar in the raw-rimmed glass.

Notes

  • During step 2, add in a cup of strong brewed coffee in order to make this recipe “dirty” AKA caffeinated.
  • Nutrition is without coffee added.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 96
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2
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