Hot Chocolate from 100 Days of Real Food Hits All The Marks

You know what is the only saving grace about snow days due to cold weather?

Hot chocolate. A big mug of hot milk with some cocoa and sweetness is just what the doctor ordered apré sledding, shoveling, or looking out a window and thinking “glad I don’t have to go out in that!”

Clean hot chocolate is the perfect treat for the family when the weather is freezing!

So let’s give three cheers to Lisa of 100 Days of Real Food for the following hot chocolate recipe that has no cootie-filled ingredients but takes less than time than the powdered stuff. Yummy flavor and semi-healthy, woo!

(While this recipe is technically granulated sugar-free, it does include maple syrup, so let’s not kid ourselves… A cup a day is plenty, friends…)

First off, mix equal parts unprocessed cocoa powder with maple syrup in a mug. I usually use around a teaspoon of each.

One teaspoon of unprocessed cocoa to equal parts maple syrup makes great hot chocolate base.

Stir (and stir and stir and stir!) until the two ingredients form liquid-y goodness. (Sidenote – I think this sauce would be great as a frosting. I might have to try that next!)

One teaspoon of unprocessed cocoa to equal parts maple syrup makes great hot chocolate base.

I use regular 1% cow’s milk, but almond milk or water might work ok. Most recipes call for 3/4 cup, but I go all the way to one cup. Gotta fill the mug!

Anyway, heat your milk and add to the chocolate mix. Top with a dash of cinnamon and stir to combine.

I originally found this recipe in Lisa’s book, which is a great investment for anyone looking to eat clean. Every little bit helps, right??

Great hot cocoa recipe from 100 Days of Real Food

Cheers and stay warm!!


  1. This was good! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I forgot to add the cinnamon, but it was still was good.

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