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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (vegan, paleo)

Try this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and you’ll never buy instant cocoa mixes again! Made from three simple real food ingredients it contains no milk powder. Makes a decadent creamy hot chocolate the whole family will love! Perfect way to warm up during those cold winter months.

Try this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and you’ll never buy instant cocoa mixes again! Made from three simple real food ingredients it contains no milk powder. Makes a decadent creamy hot chocolate the whole family will love! Perfect way to warm up during those cold winter months.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! But baby it’s cold outside…. Sometimes I feel so bad complaining about the ‘cold’ weather here in Spain. I mean it doesn’t even get to below zero, what a wimp I’ve become! Even though it isn’t as cold here as it was in Hungary I still feel justified in disliking winter. Please just hear me out.

The major problem is that Spanish houses are built for the summer not winter. Our building has no insulation and no central heating. In Budapest our apartment used to be so warm during the winter that we’de be walking around in shorts inside while it was snowing outside. Here I feel like an eskimo.

Seriously we have to bundle up so much indoors it’s bit of a pain. The silver lining is that by midday it usually warms up nicely outside, so I often go sit in a sunny spot in the park, just to warm up. That’s not always possible though so sipping copious amounts of tea and hot chocolate is a winter ritual. I started making hot chocolate so often that I decided to make my own hot chocolate mix.

 

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

 

I consider this hot chocolate mix as healthy as they come. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:

Organic Raw Cacao Powder – a good source of antioxidants, magnesium and iron. Raw cacao powder can be a healthy alternative to conventional cocoa which usually contains sugar and added fillers. Raw cacao isn’t 100% raw as it is heated and processed however raw cacao is usually milled at a low temperature to protect the nutrients and flavor. If you can’t source raw cacao use cocoa however be sure to choose one without added sugars and milk fats or oils like this

Organic Coconut Palm Sugar – the boiled and dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar is NOT a superfood as some manufacturers would have us believe however it does offer more vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. Until there is further research to back up claims that coconut sugar is different from any other sugar in its effects in raising blood sugar I would recommend  you use it sparingly

Pink Himalayan Salt – contains 84 natural elements and minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, chloride, phosphorus and iron. The salt’s pink color is a result of a tiny amount of iron oxide (rust). Zinc, selenium, iodine and copper are also present in trace quantities. Most importantly pink himalayan salt contains all these minerals without chemical processing or refinement.

Try this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and you’ll never buy instant cocoa mixes again! Made from three simple real food ingredients it contains no milk powder. Makes a decadent creamy hot chocolate the whole family will love! Perfect way to warm up during those cold winter months.During the holiday season we tend to overindulge. I think there is always room for indulgence but if we keep the ingredients as clean as possible we can minimise the aftermath like blood sugar spikes etc Take for example my chocolate skillet brownie That brownie contains no flour, no sugar yet still is as decadent as it comes. By the way have you tried it yet ?

Chocolate Skillet Brownie - This Chocolate Skillet Brownie is dense, fudgy, gooey, chocolatey. All the things a brownie should be! It’s got the added bonus of being gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo and vegan!

I’ve used a one to one ratio of cacao to coconut sugar in this mix. Through experimenting I’ve found I like this ratio best but feel free to do a bit of experimenting. Add a couple teaspoons of this homemade hot chocolate mix to a cup of steamy hot milk and voila. You’ve got yourself a delicious guilt free hot chocolate.  If I have this hot chocolate after meals, then I skip dessert. All things in moderation right.. 🙂

Try this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and you’ll never buy instant cocoa mixes again! Made from three simple real food ingredients it contains no milk powder. Makes a decadent creamy hot chocolate the whole family will love! Perfect way to warm up during those cold winter months.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (vegan, paleo)
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
 
Try this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and you’ll never buy instant cocoa mixes again! Made from three simple real food ingredients it contains no milk powder or refined sugar. Makes a decadent creamy hot chocolate the whole family will love! Perfect way to warm up during those cold winter months.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Store in a cool dark place.

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica
    January 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    This looks amazing! Do you just mix it with hot water and add the coco mix to taste?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 13, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Hi Jessica, I usually add a tablespoon of the mix to a cup of steaming milk 😄

  • Reply
    Brianna @Flippin' Delicious
    January 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I love this Krystal! I am featuring it on Savoring Saturdays this weekend. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!

  • Reply
    Raia
    January 7, 2016 at 3:47 am

    I’ve totally been into making my own hot cocoa mixes lately. So much tastier than those little store-bought packets! And, of course, healthier. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays, Krystal! We’re getting the party started back up this weekend – I hope to see you there! 🙂

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Raia! You can count on my participation.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle
    December 20, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I’m a teacher and work in a school that is always cold, so I like to keep hot drinks around. I HATE all the chemicals in store bought mix, so this is a perfect solution. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      December 20, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      I feel your pain Michelle. Here’s to warmer days thanks to delicious hot chocolate 🙂

  • Reply
    Shreyashi Ganguly
    December 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    This is such a neat giftable idea. Seems easy enough. Pinning it for later use.
    Thank you for sharing this on Savoring Saturdays.
    Cheers!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      December 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Thanks for sharing Shreyashi!

  • Reply
    Rahul @ samosastreet
    December 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I love homemade hot cocoa mix … it is the perfect gift

    • Reply
      Krystal
      December 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Hope you like it Rahul!

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