Holiday Spiced Almond Milk Hot Cocoa (Dairy-free, Paleo)

December 16, 2017Rachel
This Holiday spiced almond milk hot cocoa pairs well with wrapping presents and hanging Christmas lights. Rich chocolate and holiday spices are mixed together with warm almond milk to create a cozy treat.
 
Christmas shopping is done and I start work on Monday. I don’t think I am quite ready to leave my little one just yet! I’ve been off for almost 20 weeks with him and I sort of got used to it. But baby snuggles don’t pay the bills, so back to work I go just in time for the Holiday season.
 
The only minor problem with living in San Diego is that it is 80° outside during December. Imagine wearing shorts on Christmas Day. Its a little hard to get into that “Christmas Spirit” when you have to turn the AC on during the day. But none-the-less, Christmas music has been playing on repeat around here, presents are wrapped, and hot cocoa is still being made. So if you need help getting into the holiday spirit, this holiday spiced almond milk hot cocoa will do the trick. 
 

 
This holiday spiced almond milk hot cocoa has a deep, rich, chocolate flavor with a hint of spice. A nice warm mug will make you feel nice and cozy in the evening. It is dairy-free, refined-sugar free and paleo friendly. You can top it with whipped cream, coconut cream, marshmallows, or whatever else you like! I choose to whip up some fresh heavy whipping cream in my Blendtec. 
 

Holiday spice almond milk hot cocoa  

Holiday Spiced Almond Milk Hot Cocoa Recipe Notes:

  • For a creamier consistency, try 1 cup full fat coconut milk (from the can) and 2 cups almond milk.
  • If you don’t need this to be dairy-free then you could easily use whole milk in place of the almond milk.
  • For best taste, enjoy near an open fire
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