Hot Cocoa: Syrup Version (Dairy/Soy/Sugar Free)

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In honor of the frigid temperatures across the U.S. this week (except in California, to whom I think we all want to say pthhtt!), I thought I’d share a couple more hot cocoa recipes!

I already shared a fantastic dairy and fructose-free instant hot cocoa mix, so here’s a hot cocoa version that uses my homemade chocolate syrup!

It’s so easy:

Make a batch of chocolate syrup.  (Recipe for that is at the very bottom of the linked post.)

Chocolate Syrup - good for chocolate milk, ice cream, banana oatmeal, and now, hot cocoa!

Chocolate Syrup – good for chocolate milk, ice cream, banana oatmeal, and now, hot cocoa!

Then get some safe milk, pour it in a pan and add arrowroot starch to help thicken it.

Milk and starch warming on the stove - no, I haven't stirred the starch in yet.

Milk and starch warming on the stove – no, I haven’t stirred the starch in yet.

Once it is warm but not boiling, add some maple syrup and chocolate syrup, stir, and return to a simmer. Then serve and enjoy!

I’ve yet to find a hot cocoa that Jed doesn’t thrill at, so this will be an easy winner in your house if you find yourself out of the instant version some day!

Chocolate face, happy toddler! Yummy!

Chocolate face, happy toddler! Yummy!

Hot Cocoa: Syrup Version (Dairy/Soy/Sugar Free)
 
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This is a delicious and simple hot cocoa sure to make your kids (and yourself) very happy this winter!
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 c. safe milk
  • ¼ tsp. arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 3-4 T. chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Put the milk and starch in a sauce pan and heat to a simmer.
  2. Add maple syrup and chocolate syrup, return to simmer.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Go here for the chocolate syrup recipe!

Tomorrow: the awesome coconut milk hot cocoa I talked about before!

Stay warm, y’all!

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2 Responses to Hot Cocoa: Syrup Version (Dairy/Soy/Sugar Free)

  1. Bets says:

    sounds great. I’ve been wanting a good recipe for Chocolate and I believe the pic of your son shows it tastes very good……….. – that is, the amount that got in his mouth…. lol

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