This Paleo Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a delicious dairy free and refined sugar free version of the classic winter treat. Perfect for the holidays or enjoying after a day of sledding or skiing!

Nothing screams winter more than peppermint hot chocolate! This is one of my favorite healthier treats to have while snuggled up on the couch after a long day. Most hot chocolate packets are loaded with sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, dairy, and other additives I can’t even pronounce. I swear that my 4-ingredient version tastes JUST like the real deal, without the crap!

What ingredients do I need to make this Paleo Peppermint Hot Chocolate?

I use a combination of coconut milk and almond milk, but you can certainly use all of one or the other and it will still taste great. I used:

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Califia Farms
  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk (Native Forest is my favorite brand).
  • We get our pure maple syrup from Costco (it’s a big jug for like $11!)
  • I like Thrive Market’s brand of raw cacao powder. It’s packed with antioxidants which is just another reason to make this hot chocolate 🙂
  • Peppermint extract (you can get this at most grocery stores in the baking section near the vanilla extract).
  • Dairy Free whipped cream and candy canes for topping (optional but fun!)

You could also add a shot of espresso or some coffee to turn this into a delicious peppermint mocha! This recipe makes two 8 oz servings.

Looking for another beverage to enjoy this fall/winter? Check out my Cashew Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Paleo Peppermint Hot Chocolate {Dairy Free, Vegan}

This Paleo Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a delicious dairy free and refined sugar free version of the classic winter treat. Perfect for the holidays or enjoying after a day of sledding or skiing!
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Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or regular is fine, too
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • dairy free whipped cream , optional - for topping

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients (except whipped cream) in a small sauce pan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until combined and heated through to the temperature of your liking. For me, it took about 5 minutes! Top with dairy free whipped cream and crushed candy, if desired. Enjoy!