Healthy Cacao Hot Chocolate


Being healthy isn't about giving up everything you love to indulge in, it's about making healthier choices, and sometimes healthier alternatives of the things that you love.

I know personally that it's harder in Winter to always make healthier choices due to our bodies craving, well, a lot more than usual as a natural response when it's cold, which is why I thought I would share with you one of my favourite healthy Winter alternatives, my go-to healthy hot choc recipe.

This hot chocolate is sure to curb some of those sweet evening cravings, whilst also nourishing you and warming you up from the inside out. This hot chocolate is also dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free. I hope you love it as much as I do.

You will need.. small saucepan + spoon + measuring cups + measuring spoons


1 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened)

1 tbsp cacao powder, sifted

1/2 tsp stevia (or sweetener of choice)

pinch ground cinnamon, sifted

1/2 tsp coconut oil


Heat almond milk in saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring gently until you see steam coming from the milk.

Remove from heat while you add in remaining ingredients, cacao powder, stevia, ground cinnamon and coconut oil.

Return to heat, stir until combined and smooth, or until coconut oil has melted.

Pour into favourite mug.

Best enjoyed hot.

Makes approx. 1 serve

Time approx. 10 minutes


If you make this I would absolutely love to know what you think in the comments below, and if you take a photo please share it on Instagram and tag @sparkleondarling so I can see. I cannot wait for you to try this. Make sure to subscribe to SPARKLE on darling back on the home page to ensure you don't miss the next recipe.

All my love,