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Hot Chocolate with Cacao Powder Recipe

This hot chocolate with the cacao powder is a rich chocolatey drink to warm you up! Made with your favorite milk, healthy unsweetened cacao powder, and a pinch of salt.

 This hot cacao recipe makes great afternoon snack or dessert – you can make it with any milk you like (whole, skim, almond, or oat milk!). This recipe comes together with just a few pantry staple ingredients and a blender for the perfect sweet treat in about 5 minutes.
 
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This hot chocolate with cacao is the perfect treat for late night chocolate cravings. Hot chocolate is my go-to drink when I have a sweet tooth but don’t want a full dessert. This sweet drink is made with raw cacao, milk of your choice, and a few naturally sweet ingredients for the perfect drink. 
 
Making hot chocolate with cacao powder really elevates the flavor! It’s a creamy, delicious, and totally tasty treat – and loaded with antioxidants!

This Hot Chocolate with Cacao Powder Recipe Is:

  • Rich
  • Velvety
  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • High in Antioxidants (thanks to the cacao powder)
  • A great late night treat
  • Gluten Free, and can easily be made vegan/dairy free by using almond milk or oat milk

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One of the BEST Pantry Cacao Powder Recipes

This creamy hot cacao recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple drink!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the coffee shop!

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How Do I Make This Creamy Hot Chocolate with Cacao Powder?

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan, and heat on medium. Whisk the mixture for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients are incorporated, and the hot chocolate is just coming to a simmer (not boiling).
  2. Remove from heat and serve with whipped cream, coconut cream, marshmallows, or an extra pinch of cinnamon.

Easy Hot Cacao in No Time

This hot cacao recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Treat – which is on your table in less than 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked treat but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Recipes, that are great for the whole family. A healthy treat will be ready in no time.  

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Hot Chocolate with Cacao Powder

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This hot chocolate with the cacao powder is a rich chocolatey drink to warm you up! Made with your favorite milk, healthy unsweetened cacao powder, and a pinch of salt.  This hot cacao recipe makes great afternoon snack or dessert - you can make it with any milk you like (whole, skim, almond, or oat milk!). This recipe comes together with just a few pantry staple ingredients and a blender for the perfect sweet treat in about 5 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • small pot or saucepan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan, and heat on medium. Whisk the mixture for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients are incorporated, and the hot chocolate is just coming to a simmer (not boiling).
  • Remove from heat and serve with whipped cream, coconut cream, marshmallows, or an extra pinch of cinnamon.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gCalcium: 457mgIron: 1mg
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3 Comments

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  2. Rebecca

    LOVEEEEE this! Do you use a tablespoon each of the 4 different mushroom powders? Or is that a blend from Four-Sigmatic? Thanks. Can’t wait to try tomorrow morning. ☺️

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