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Healthier Hot Cocoa


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice (I like 2%)

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup plus additional to taste

  • Tiny pinch of kosher salt or sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips for serving

Step 1: In a small saucepan, heat the milk until just simmering. Whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Whisk and heat until the chocolate is melted and smoothly combined.

Step 2: Taste and add more maple syrup if you'd like it sweeter. Pour into a mug, and top with extra chocolate as desired. For more variations, see the blog post above.

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