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Paleo Hot Chocolate, A Winter Holiday Drink

This Paleo Hot Chocolate recipe is perfect for cold days, playing in the snow, or just a relaxing night at home with a good book. Reminds me of my parent’s house when I was a kid. We’d play all day in the snow, then bring in fire wood and come in by the fire and drink hot chocolate. It is easy to make, fast and delicious. You can use the leftovers for ice cream too, which is always a nice bonus! I like to stir the boiling water in instead of heating over a burner because that way, I don’t have to worry about it boiling, but if you want to do it the other way, just watch it.

I’m so excited because the stockings are hung and the tree is FINALLY up, thanks to Larry, Brandi’s dad…who literally bolted it to the wall. We had a great time today with her, Chase and her parents making burgers and talking. Tis the season for family…even if it isn’t your own, right? Good times. We’re lucky to have good friends around us. Makes me grateful this time of year.

Paleo Hot Chocolate

½ cup Cacao Powder

¾ cup Coconut Crystals

1/8 tsp Coarse Sea Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 cups Coconut Milk

1 cup Boiling Water

You can actually do this recipe 2 ways:

Combine the cocoa, coconut crystals and sea salt and store in a container. When ready, add 2-3 Tbsp of the dry mix and pour 2-3 oz of boiling water over it. Stir to dissolve, then add 6oz coconut milk and a drop of vanilla.

The other way is how I make it if I have a group. Add the cocoa, coconut crystals and sea salt to a bowl. Whisk in the boiling water, then vanilla and coconut milk. If you feel that it is too thick or chocolately, you can always add more coconut milk or water, but we do this as a treat and I like it a little rich ;)

Like it with a twist? Add a little cayenne pepper to it for a spicy treat!

This recipe is Vegan!

Makes about 3 ½ – 4 cups

Looking for more festive drinks? Try our Paleo Puerto Rican Coquito, Paleo Egg Nog or Paleo Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktail!