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Classic hot chocolate that the kids (and adults) will go crazy for!
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Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

This classic warm and sweet beverage is a favorite among adults and kids, so drink up and enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Christmas, dairy-free, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 182kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips we used Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 4 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add cocoa, sweetener, and chocolate chips, stir until cocoa is combined.
  • Warm over medium-low heat until all ingredients are combined and hot chocolate is to the desired temperature. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Serve in mugs with a ladle and sprinkle a little cocoa or shredded dark chocolate.
  • Tip: Stir with a cinnamon stick for extra flavor or substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla extract for a holiday twist!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9