Saturday, November 5, 2011

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix (Dairy-free, of course)

I am a Hot Chocolate (or Cocoa) fanatic.  Really, before our diet change, it was my nightly drink before bed.  But, since then, I haven't had it, closest thing has been heating up my Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk...but, it isn't the same.  So, I decided I just needed to make my own, it is snowing after all!  I found this recipe from Martha Stewart and didn't really have to change it, just sub in non-dairy milk for the whole milk...easy, peasy! So, without furthur ado, I give you Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa!

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa Mix
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon table salt
Non-dairy milk for serving (We've used both the So Delicious Coconut Milk and the Silk Almond Milk, and both are fantastic with it)

In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well.  Store the mixture in an airtight container.

For individual servings, heat 1 cup of nondairy milk in the microwave on high just until hot.  Place 2 tablespoons of the cocoa mix into a mug, and slowly stir in the hot milk, mixing as you're stirring (I find you have less lumps if you do it this way, then adding the mix to the milk).


  1. mmmm! I just made this using ingredients from the bulk food aisle! it is amazing. my daughter is in heaven (and so am i). One hint: stir your cocoa with a candy cane and it'll be extra minty.

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    1. Yes, it is gluten-free, but not dairy-free. I can't tolerate dairy, nor can my son, hence why we have homemade hot cocoa.