If there is one thing I have learned after years of avoiding gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and processed oils, it's that you really don't need any of those things to make something delicious.
I adapted this recipe from the Gluten Free Palate to include more veggies, protein, and gooey chocolatey goodness.
Over the past few weeks I have made several batches and I discovered that you cannot mess this recipe up. I have added protein powder and left it out. I used a small zucchini and then a large one. I got distracted and left the loaf in the oven about 10 minutes too long. And even though I suppose there were slight differences between the batches, they each received their own rave...
Warm. Rich. Creamy. CHOCOLATY GOODNESS IN A CUP.
Who doesn’t love hot cocoa?
If you’re following a dairy or sugar free lifestyle though, you may have thought this indulgence was lost to you forever.
What’s even better? This recipe is as simple as opening up a packet of Swiss Miss. No crazy substitutions or chemistry experiments to make it taste like the real deal.
Of course you can get fancy if you wanted to. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, a dash or two of cinnamon and nutmeg or even a dollop of coconut whipped cream (betchya thought you couldn't have whipped cream anymore either!)
So! Light a fire, turn on a Hallmark Christmas movie and sip on this delicious hot chocolate.