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hot chocolate with whipped cream

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe (Vegan + Paleo!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks


The ultimate healthy hot chocolate recipe that’s rich with flavor, thick like drinking chocolate, and naturally dairy free, vegan, Paleo, and an option for Keto!


  • 2 cups coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 ounce 100% dark chocolate or stevia sweetened chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 scoop chocolate pea protein


  1. Heat the coconut or almond milk in a saucepan or microwave until hot but not boiling.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted.
  3. Pour chocolate milk mixture into a blender (it shouldn’t be too hot at this point), and add in cacao powder, vanilla, and optional pea protein.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into two mugs and serve with vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, or extra cacao powder!


  • Serving Size: 1 cup, no protein powder
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 187.2 mg
  • Fat: 13.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.4 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate, healthy hot chocolate, Paleo hot chocolate, keto hot chocolate