It’s that time of year where the weather is cold and blustery and the kids are home on winter break. I looked all over for a recipe for a healthy hot chocolate that we could make ourselves and would be perfect for our lactose intolerant household. I didn’t find one but my research led me to some pretty interesting ways to make it. We use liquid almond milk in our cooking and cereal but most hot cocoa recipes called for powdered milk. Since that was out of the question I looked up powdered milk substitutes and found a plethora of ways to get around this dilemma. Some Vegan forms of powdered milk are Coconut milk powder, rice milk powder, potato milk powder, and almond milk powder. I am an avid label reader so make sure to read the label to make sure there is no milk, casein or cream to ensure it is truly vegan and dairy free.
Here is our recipe for Truly Healthy Hot Chocolate
2 cups powdered Milk substitute of your choice
2/3 cup Stevia
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
You can also add 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon to spice up this recipe
Store in an airtight container and mix 1/4 cup with hot water in a mug to create this great winter treat