Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brought everything on everyone’s list and no one is crying. As I’ve said, although we are Jewish, we still celebrate a “mini” Christmas and Santa DOES visit my children to spread the magic and deliver the Barbie dolls and candy canes.
And now I am here to deliver you the easiest paleo-friendly hot chocolate recipe as an extra little treat for today. You probably have all the ingredients on hand already, so let’s get down and cozy and enjoy some super chocolate-y, comforting, piping hot delicious-ness together!
Vanilla Honey Hot Chocolate
- 16 ounces unsweetened organic almond milk divided into 12 and 4 ounces
- 1.5-2 oz dairy and soy free dark chocolate 75-85 % Cacao or bittersweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped. The range in amount is for you to decide based on how rich you want it.
- 2-3 tsp raw honey depending on how sweet your taste is
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, heat 4 oz (1/2 cup) almond milk and the chocolate over med-low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour in the rest of the almond milk and stir in the honey. Heat over med-hi heat and continue to stir, until it just starts to boil, and stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour into 2 mugs (or 1 big one if that's your style) and enjoy hot!
What kind of cookies do you make for Santa? Does he eat all of them or just take a couple?
Have you made homemade hot chocolate?
Reader Reviews & Comments
Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan says
We wish you a Merry Christmas! !
I pray a lot of “happiness”.
And for the children of the world. . . .
Nicole @ Runs & WODs says
Merry Christmas! This sounds delicious!
Hope you had a great day 🙂
happy day to you and your family, michele! i do make homemade hot cocoa. usually in the microwave with unsweetened almond or coconut milk plus one tablespoon raw cocoa powder plus maple syrup or honey.
ill try it on the stove with hard dark chocolate per your recipe. dessert tonight! thank you
I haven’t tried it with cocoa powder but I’m sure the flavor is similar. It’s a nice treat!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
Merry Christmas!! Thanks for the recipe. Great to try tonight 🙂
Awesome! Hope you tried it 🙂
Miss Polkadot says
Confession: Santa always left our house cookie-less. That’s because we don’t know the tradition of leaving him cookies around here as he stops by for a visit on Christmas Eve. Meaning he doesn’t drop the gifts into stockings but hands them over in person.
Homemade hot chocolate brings back many wonderful memories from childhood when my mum very occasionally made it from scratch on Sundays. Honey-sweetened sounds great.
Hot chocolate does always bring up those cozy fun memories!
Oh yes, we love some homemade hot chocolate around here 😉 Santa got chocolate chip cookies this year. It varies year by year over here. Whatever we think he will be in the mood for 😉 And yes, he totally eats them all!
Chocolate chip cookies are the best ones, how could he not eat all of them? Homemade hot chocolate is so fun to make in the winter, and great memories 🙂
Wouldn’t you know-I’ve been dying to make my own hot chocolate-and I DO have all the ingredients on hand! Thanks Michele for the recipe!:) I hope all of your holidays are lovely!!:)
Thank you! Hope you try out the hot chocolate and that you had a wonderful Christmas!
this looks super yummy, i am loving almond milk lately. i had a cocoa disaster using coconut milk at my last attempt and pretty much gave up on it, so this makes me happy! and i love almond milk, so double yay.
i can’t wait to have kids to do the santa thing with – when i was a kid, santa always took the milk and cookies i left him. and the apple was for rudolph, who left paw print thank you’s. 😀
we were late to the decorating party this year and got our little plug in trees on wednesday, (and 50% off, so i was a happy gal!) but considereing we were not even going to decorate, this was so awesome! it was a blast decorating and sharing our first christmas together. i can’t wait for more 🙂
I found an almond milk without too many additives so I decided to try it for this, and it worked out really well and I think coconut milk would have been too thick. That’s so cute that you left an apple for Rudolph! So glad you had an amazing Christmas! I love hearing about how people celebrate and different traditions and such 🙂
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
This looks yummy! I love hot drinks in the wintertime. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
We did, hope you did as well! I think I’m making this again tonight 🙂
Lindsey C says
Catching up on your posts now that we’re home from our Christmas marathon 😉
We usually leave out sugar cookies for Santa, but we (well, my husband!), ate too many and we didn’t have any left – oops! I was not willing to bake more cookies on Christmas Eve, so when we were at trader joes I had my 5 year old pick cookies she thought Santa would like, and she picked out Powerberries – haha!! Santa ate them all up 😉
So funny! I guess Trader Joe’s was a smart place to do the picking 🙂 Hope you had a great Christmas!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Oh yum! I never thought to add honey to hot chocolate!
So random, but my friend looked over my screen earlier and asked if you were my sister. Apparently we pass as siblings.
Haha I think I could see that! But I also think you got the preferred complexion, brotha!
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