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, Senior 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. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. 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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