How to Make Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate: Sweet Liberation Episode 4
After a long, work-tsunami day, isn’t it nice just to cozy up on the couch and drink a luxurious hot chocolate?
Ya…I’m right there with you. Nothing better.
But how do you do that if you have decided to stop eating added sugar? I mean without heaping white sugar into your hot chocolate…how are you going to enjoy that chocolately goodness?
When you live added sugar-free, does that mean you have to give up hot chocolate? Does that mean you have to give up cakes, muffins, puddings, and chocolate bars, too?
When you decide to step away from processed sugar, or from any added sugar for that matter, you can still enjoy sweet hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream. YES, whipped cream!
In this week’s episode of Sweet Liberation, let me teach you how to make an absolutely gorgeous sugar-free hot chocolate with vanilla coconut whipped cream. It’s so lovely, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth, and give you that warm and fuzzy feeling after your triumphant and harrowing work day.
- 3 tbsp of boiling water (45 ml)
- 1 mug of milk of any kind
- 1 + 1/2 tbsp of sugar-free cocoa powder
- 1 small pinch of salt
- 8-10 drops of alcohol-free vanilla liquid stevia
- 1/4 tsp of sugar-free vanilla extract
- For Topping: 2 big scoops of full fat coconut milk + 3 drops of alcohol-free vanilla liquid stevia + a small pinch of salt
- In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.
- Turn stove temperature down to medium heat.
- Add the cocoa powder to the water and stir, removing all lumps.
- Add the milk, salt, vanilla extract and liquid stevia, and stir until hot.
- For the topping: in a mixing bowl, whisk some full fat coconut milk, a pinch of salt, liquid stevia, and vanilla extract, together.
- Spoon the topping onto the hot chocolate.