Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate


1 cup, plus 1-2 tablespoons milk of choice (almond, coconut, skim)

2 rounded teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon honey (or natural sweetener of choice)

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon  (optional)


  1. Place milk in a small pot over medium low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, place cocoa powder, sweetener, and extra tablespoon of milk in a small bowl. Whisk until a paste/thick mixture forms and powder is absorbed. Add additional tablespoon of milk, if needed.
  3. Whisk cocoa mixture into milk mixture. Heat till hot but not boiling. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour into a mug and sprinkle with cinnamon, if using.
  5. Serve and enjoy once the drink is cool enough to safely drink.