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Homemade Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chips perfect as a kid hot chocolate recipe healthy easy gluten free vegan dairy free busy little kiddies (2)

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chips

This easy Homemade Hot Chocolate with Chocolate chips is the most creamy, velvety heartwarming hot cocoa recipe! Bonus, this healthy hot chocolate recipe is also dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Yield: 1 serving
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Carine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk of Choice regular, coconut milk, or almond milk works
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dark chocolate Chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips or about 2 squares chopped Chocolate bar (we used 70% cocoa)

Optional

  • teaspoon Vanilla Extract or peppermint extract

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, add milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Whisk and cook over medium heat until it's warm - don't boil.
  • Stir in chocolate and keep whisking, cooking over medium-low heat until the chocolate is melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract or peppermint extract.
  • Serve with mini marshmallows on top if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chips
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
273
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
331
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
290
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
15
IU
0
%
Calcium
 
347
mg
35
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.