In the run up to Christmas and the holidays I have felt that it would be nice to do a Hot Chocolate series. Each Saturday and Sunday in the run up to the holidays I will be posting a homemade hot chocolate recipe (yes I am a bit late with this one 🙂 so today I will post 2). I have decided to start with the basics so that you can make this at home and get ready for the other crazier flavours to follow. The recipes will be both white and dark chocolate, dairy-free and dairy-full. I hope you enjoy the series.
This recipe for Hot Chocolate is completely dairy-free and a good alternative for lactose-intolerant people. My mother is lactose-intolerant and I know what it can be like if you can’t eat dairy but want the warm and creamy Hot Chocolate.
That being said – it does not taste dairy-free. As well, using a non-dairy powdered creamer actually helps to sort out the ratios of chocolate to dairy. I know that in the UK you can find something called Marvel – not the comics. This is powdered skim milk. If you are going to use this, it is not as sweet and creamy as Coffee Mate (the non-dairy creamer that I use), so you may want to add more sugar.
This is a recipe for one. However, if you are going to do it for more people, I have included the ratios so that you can make larger batches.
1 Part Cocoa powder
5 Parts Coffee Mate
2.75 parts Sugar
Vanilla is ⅓ of the amount of the cocoa powder
If you want to make larger batches do feel free to use the above ratios to make the mixture ahead of time.
Calories per serving: 264
Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 4 tbsps + ½ tsp Coffee Mate or milk powder
- 2 ½ tsp 100% cocoa powder (you can use baking cocoa)
- 2 tbsps + 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp madagascar vanilla essence
- Dash of salt
- Step 1 Add all of your ingredients into a mug. Add enough boiling water to cover the ingredients and stir vigorously. You want to make sure that everything dissolves.
- Step 2 Add the rest of the water to fill your mug. Let it cool a bit and drink.