This simple gluten-free hot cocoa mix with a dairy-free option will be a new staple in your house.
I started making my own hot cocoa 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.
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.
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 to stock up for winter. If you are not able to have dairy, omit the dry milk powder.
I hope you enjoy this Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Mix with a Dairy-Free Option as much as we do!
For an extra special twist, add a dash of cinnamon or a candy cane.
I’ve used this Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Mix with a Dairy-Free Option to make homemade mochas several times.
I put a couple of scoops of the hot cocoa 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.
The coconut oil helps add to the creaminess and enhances the cocoa flavor.
If you are looking for another simple hot cocoa recipe, Veggie Balance has a simple recipe for Healthy Hot Chocolate.