Thick Drinking Chocolate {Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar, Vegan Option}

Thick Drinking Chocolate {Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar, Vegan Option}

 

Hot chocolate is one of the best parts of winter, but if you want to take it to the next level, try this smooth and thick drinking chocolate! It’s simple and easy to make, but it creates an elegant dessert that’s sure to impress. Even better, the ingredients are clean and wholesome, so you can sip without guilt!

Thick Drinking Chocolate Recipe

Most hot chocolates and drinking chocolates have sugar as the first ingredient. It’s so sweet you can hardly taste the cocoa! Not so here. This thick drinking chocolate is free of refined sugar, fillers, preservatives, and can easily be made vegan and dairy-free by using a nut milk of your choice. This drinking chocolate recipe uses Wildly Organic Hot Chocolate Mix, which simplifies the recipe a ton by adding cocoa, sweetener, and an extra-creamy coconut milk powder… all at once! 

That’s another thing that bugs me about the homemade drinking chocolate recipes out there. They’re complicated, and usually time-consuming because they require that you shave chocolate pieces by hand! I’m glad I found an easier way. This recipe keeps all the elegance of drinking chocolate without all the fuss!

Combine the already delicious hot chocolate mix with your favorite kind of milk, an extra touch of cocoa, and tapioca powder to thicken the liquid naturally, and you have yourself a mug of chocolatey perfection! I’m not great at pairing wines, but for this drink, I do have a suggestion…. I’ve found that this drinking chocolate pairs great with roaring fires, snowy weather, and the company of loved ones!

Personally, I had my mug of drinking chocolate after coming in from the cold with my husband. We had been cutting wood for our new wood stove, and we sipped our drinking chocolate in front of the fire together. It was heavenly!

For this recipe, I would highly recommend making your own whipped cream instead of buying it. It’s easier to make than you think (just whip together heavy whipping cream with a touch of vanilla, salt, and sweetener!) and after you try it, you’ll never want the hydrogenated store-bought stuff again! If you’re vegan or dairy-free, try whipped full-fat coconut milk instead. 

One of my favorite things to do is to whip the heavy cream a little less than normal so that the whipped cream isn’t quite as stiff as it usually is- this makes it so that you can kind of sip the chocolate through the whipped cream, and they blend together in a lovely way!

More Wholesome Drinks to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

Who will you share a mug of this Thick Drinking Chocolate with this winter?

 

Thick Drinking Chocolate
Hot chocolate is one of the best parts of winter, but if you want to take it to the next level, try this smooth and thick drinking chocolate! It’s simple and easy to make, but it creates an elegant dessert that’s sure to impress. Even better, the ingredients are clean and wholesome, so you can sip without guilt!
    Servings2 servings
    Cook Time5 minutes
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Combine milk, hot chocolate mix, and cacao powder in a medium saucepan over the stove on medium heat. 
    2. Whisk in tapioca powder (slowly so that the powder doesn’t clump), whisking constantly until the mixture is thickened. Don’t let it boil!
    3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of the hot chocolate mix (optional). Sip and enjoy!

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    Rachel is a Lyme warrior and kombucha craver. She believes all of us can take simple steps to pursue a healthy, natural, and thriving life. Rachel blogs at Hopeful Holistic.