Nourishing Spiced Hot Chocolate


Feeling sluggish? Post-holiday digestion got you down? How about a warm, nourishing cup of spiced hot chocolate, spiked with three surprising, tummy-taming and tasty ingredients…

Nourishing Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe - Dairy-free, Vegan Optional & Great for a Healthy Gut!

Cinnamon, cayenne, and prunes. Yes, prunes. I know what you are thinking (or maybe I don’t want to know?), but prunes actually compliment chocolate beautifully, add body to the consistency, and the modest amount in these mugs won’t overpower the flavor. Plus, who wouldn’t love a spiced hot chocolate that is rich and comforting, good for digestion, very low in added sweetener, and uses all-natural ingredients?
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Special Diet Notes & Options: Nourishing Spiced Hot Chocolate

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally paleo. Just be selective when choosing the dairy-free milk alternative for this spiced hot chocolate, making sure it fits with your dietary needs.

Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate Option: For a more decadent approach that is also optionally paleo, use light canned coconut milk in place of the milk alternative or use a combination of full-fat canned coconut milk and water (1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut milk – the rest water). You can also simply add a little coconut cream!

This nourishing spiced hot chocolate recipe was created by Dawn Jackson Blatner, and shared with us by Sunsweet.

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Nourishing Spiced Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 2 to 3 mugs
  1. Add all ingredients to your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a small pan and heat on the stovetop until almost boiling, but not quite, over medium-low to medium heat.
  3. Pour into 2 to 3 mugs to serve.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Is there any idea how long this would last in the fridge? My daughter loves hot chocolate, but was recently discovered to be lactose intolerant. If I could make this up every few days for her, she’d love it– and if she gets an added dose of fiber without knowing, what would it hurt? 🙂 Thanks.

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