Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are out and Hot Chocolate is in…according to The Independent. Although, in our eyes, hot chocolate has always ruled! We don’t believe you have to skip on the little pleasures just because you’re trying to be good, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite health(ier) hot chocolate recipes for some guilt free enjoyment.
Oh She Glows Homemade Nutella Hot Chocolate
This recipe is like a great big hug in a mug! Plus, its vegan and sweetened naturally with maple syrup. (Her blog also contains loads of other amazing recipes and the pictures evoke some serious food envy!)
The Minimalist Bakers Vegan White Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Super comforting, creamy and delicious! This recipe is a good alternative to a classic hot chocolate and if you’re feeling extra naughty it goes great with some added whisky or Kahlua.
Madeline Shaw’s Simple Hot Cacao
Super simple but full of flavor, this recipe is great when you just need that quick hit of sweetness. It only has four ingredients but, in this case, less is definitely more! Don’t like hot chocolate? This link also has recipes for date and cardamom almond milk and a classic Chai latte.
The Guardians Fennel Seed and Ginger Hot Chocolate
This seasonal twist on a classic hot chocolate just makes for an even more warming drink. Swap out the milk chocolate for dark and use a plant-based milk to make this recipe vegan, or enjoy it as is!
Not only is hot chocolate extremely tasty but it is also a very handy portable hand warmer, as if you needed another excuse to drink it.