You can make your own rich, chocolaty gluten free hot chocolate mix with a few simple ingredients.
Instructions included for a dairy free hot chocolate mix.
Use this gluten free hot cocoa mix to make Whipped Hot Chocolate.
This simple gluten-free hot chocolate mix with a dairy-free hot chocolate option will be a new staple in your house.
Gluten Free Hot Chocolate
I started making my own gluten free hot chocolate mix as soon as I learned that my girls couldn't have gluten. There are so many additives in store bought hot cocoa mixes and I couldn't risk the potential of cross contamination.
And some hot chocolate mixes contain gluten in the ingredients, which is crazy.
Things got really tricky when we discovered that one of our girls also had an intolerance to dairy. I experimented with ingredients and shortly found the right ratio to achieve delicious results. You can make this into a dairy free hot chocolate mix.
Is cocoa powder gluten-free?
Natural cocoa powder (meaning no added ingredients) is gluten-free. Where you might find gluten is if the cocoa was processed on shared equipment that also processes glutinous products.
Also, if a company adds any ingredients or fillers to cocoa products. Always check labels before purchasing cocoa.
This gluten free hot chocolate recipe only uses a few simple, naturally gluten free ingredients.
Dairy Free Hot Chocolate
This hot cocoa mix is really easy to make and stores well in a glass jar in the pantry. You can double or triple the batch of gluten free hot chocolate to stock up for winter.
If you are not able to have dairy, omit the dry milk powder to make this a dairy free hot chocolate.
I hope you enjoy this Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Mix as much as we do. Our family has made this dairy free hot chocolate mix for years. For an extra special twist, we add a dash of cinnamon or a candy cane.
Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix
To make this gluten free hot chocolate a dairy free hot chocolate mix, use coconut milk powder instead of milk powder. It gives it a slight coconut taste, and is delicious. You can also leave out the milk powder all together and stir in your favorite dairy free milk for a creamy touch.
Is Nestle hot chocolate gluten free?
Although Nestle does not add any gluten products to their cocoa mixes, they do processed their hot chocolate mixes on equipment that also processes wheat-containing ingredients.
How to make gluten free hot chocolate
- Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
- Mix until combined.
- Store in airtight container or glass jar in the cupboard.
- When you're ready to make your gluten free hot cocoa. Add 3 heaping teaspoons to 8-10 ounces of hot water or milk (or dairy-free milk).
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I've used this Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Mix to make homemade mochas several times. I put a couple of scoops of the gluten free hot chocolate mix into a mug with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
Then I pour the hot coffee over the hot cocoa mix and stir until no lumps remain. Add in a splash of your favorite milk, or dairy-free milk and stir. It's incredible and it's a lot less expensive than purchasing a mocha at a coffee shop.
If you need a sugar free hot cocoa mix you'll want to try this Keto Hot Chocolate.
Did you make this hot cocoa mix? Please stop back by and leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- ½ cup non-fat dry milk powder (omit for dairy free version or use dried coconut milk powder)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 2 teaspoons vanilla bean powder (or add vanilla to the hot liquid)
- Whisk all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Store in airtight container or glass jar in the cupboard.
- When you're ready to make your hot cocoa. Add 3 heaping teaspoons to 8-10 ounces of hot water or hot milk for a creamier version.
- If you are making the dairy free version add cocoa mix to 8 ounces of plain hot water, or dairy-free milk.
- Use a high quality cocoa.
- To make this gluten free hot chocolate a dairy free hot chocolate mix, use coconut milk powder instead of milk powder. You can also leave out the milk powder all together and stir in your favorite dairy free milk for a creamy touch.
- You can double or triple this gluten free hot chocolate recipe and stock up.
Serving Size:3 teaspoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 3g