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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend Jess Kuh. Jess is a fellow real food blogger with a passion for natural living, herbs, and anything that keeps her family and home healthy. Her site, Simply Healthy Home is a treasure trove of great information about getting and staying healthy, all while living a happy life along the way! Make sure you stop by her website to check out her tasty recipes and DIY tutorials. Tell her I sent you! :)}

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Food restrictions can stink. I didn’t have such a hard time with gluten. No more eggs? OK, sure, I can handle that, but dairy? Sheesh, it was like pulling off my right arm!

I find comfort in rich, creamy dishes and drinks. Almond milk just didn’t cut it for me. Then I found Jessica’s Coconut Milk Tonic and I felt no longer dairy deprived! I liked it so much that I figured I needed to try and make a hot chocolate version.

Nothing says winter like curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. This hot chocolate is not only yummy, but it is also packed with some powerhouse nutrition.

My kids enjoy it as well and haven’t noticed that it isn’t “real” milk. And this is saying a lot, as my oldest pretty much thinks all things coconut milk are gross!

This recipe can also be easily made sugar free by using stevia. Afraid of stevia? Don’t be! Read this article on the proven health benefits of this natural sweetener.

So now, even if you’re dairy-free, you can enjoy this classic, winter comfort drink!

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Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

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Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Read my article about how to select quality gelatin here.

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Nothing says winter like curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. This hot chocolate is not only yummy, but it is also packed with some powerhouse nutrition.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil on low, stirring so it doesn't burn.
  2. Add the coconut milk, water, cocoa powder coconut sugar, salt, and gelatin and whisk until mixed completely and warm.
  3. Turn off the burner and add in vanilla extract.
  4. Remove from heat and serve. Feel free to garnish with whipped coconut cream (recipe here) or homemade marshmallows (recipe here).

Notes

We tend to like things less sweet so feel free to adjust the sweetener to your own personal taste preferences.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 17g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 172mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Have you had to give up any favorite foods? What were they? Leave a comment below!

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