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Dairy Free Spiced Hot Chocolate

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin






If you want to try a decadent hot chocolate, this is it! Adding a pinch of cayenne pepper brings some heat and when you combine that with cinnamon and vanilla extract it’s much more complex than a traditional hot chocolate.


  1. 1

    In a small saucepan, add the coconut milk, almond milk, cocoa, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and cayenne. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the dark chocolate and stir to combine, until melted and smooth.

  2. 2

    Pour into a blender and carefully blend until smooth.

  3. 3

    Pour into a mug and top with optional marshmallows and shaved dark chocolate.

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