This delicious and decadent Paleo and Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate is a healthy but indulgent drink to enjoy over the holidays!
I don’t eat a lot of sweets, and I don’t even crave it much. I’m still sensitive to candida overgrowth and tend to stay away from desserts. I just don’t do well on them, unfortunately. Most of the desserts I make on the blog usually get thrown in the freezer and I’ll take out a piece to enjoy every few weeks or so.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
However, I do looooove me some creamy and slightly bitter hot chocolate, especially during the holiday season. What’s different about hot chocolate is that they don’t need much sweetness but still feel indulgent for me, so I don’t feel the after-effects of a sugar binge. It’s a win/win!
My favorite type of hot chocolate is Mexican hot chocolate. Have you ever had it? It’s amazing and you are missing out if you haven’t! It uses a combination of spices along with the typical hot chocolate ingredients to brighten up the flavors. It also has a nice spicy kick to it that complements with the chocolate SO well. It’s just wonderful and tastes so fancy, but it’s actually really easy to make.
Low in Sugar
Like I said, I don’t add any sweeteners to this Mexican hot chocolate, because the melted chocolate chips is plenty sweet on its own, but I do give an option to add them below. To make this recipe paleo and vegan, I highly recommend Enjoy Life’s dairy free chocolate chips!
Don’t you think this would be the perfect thing to drink while unwrapping presents or spending time with family over the holidays? I think that’s a yes!
Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate
- Pour milk and cinnamon into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes until the cinnamon is evenly dispersed. Whisk occasionally to prevent the milk from burning.
- Add cocoa powder, chocolate chips, honey or maple syrup (if using), vanilla extract, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and salt. Whisk frequently, until the chocolate is melted, about 3 minutes.
- Pour the hot chocolate into 2 mugs
- If you want, garnish with coconut whipped cream, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, and/or cinnamon.
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