A Healthier Homemade Hot Cocoa

Do you love hot cocoa as much as I do?

Well, if you’re like me and like to drink it often, you might be looking for a little healthier version to enjoy.

Using just a few ingredients, you can make your own homemade hot cocoa and enjoy it all winter long.

ingredients to make healthier hot cocoa

I want to give credit for this yummy homemade recipe to Maple Lane Kitchen on Pinterest.

The only change I made was that I used Cary’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup.

healthy hot cocoa recipe

If you try it with sugar free maple syrup and it’s not quite sweet enough for you, I recommend adding a Torani sugar free syrup like vanilla or salted caramel. So yummy!

homemade hot cocoa using almond milk

Here is the list of ingredients you’ll need :

  • 2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Salt (pinch)
  • 1 Cinnammon stick
hot coco made with maple syrup


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the maple syrup and cocoa powder to form a chocolate syrup.
  2. Once combined, place the saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk in the almond milk, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Add the cinnamon stick.
  4. Whisk occasionally until the milk is heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the cinnamon stick and pour into mugs (makes two servings).
  6. Garnish with optional toppings if desired (and not counting calories lol): marshmallows, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, etc.
  7. ENJOY!

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