Mexican Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free, Paleo)

mexican hot chocolate (dairy free, paleo) from thesproutingseed.comChing, ching, ching!

Can you hear it? Sleigh bells are ringing. Christmas lights are already being strung. The cold air is ushering in a season of warm fires in the fire place, cozy blankets, and warm hot chocolate! Enjoying this hot drink with my husband in front of a fire is one of my favorite parts of winter!

This year I’m spicing things up and am LOVING this Mexican Hot Chocolate. I especially love to include homemade marshmallows on top as a sweet treat!

Oh, BTW this recipe calls for cacao, not cocoa. Cocoa is heat refined, processed and stripped of nutrients. Cacao on the other hand is super!

Benefits of Cacao include: 

  • promotes healthy skin
  • high in antioxidants
  • high in magnesium
  • mood enhancing
  • contains vitamins and minerals
  • improves brain function
  • alleviates headaches
  • promotes heart health
  • aphrodisiac

Here’s to a sweet, healthy holiday season!

Mexican hot chocolate (dairy free, paleo) YUM! thesproutingseed.comMexican Hot Chocolate

dairy-free, Paleo-friendly


13 oz coconut milk (I like this brand or use my homemade coconut milk!)
2.5 Tbsp. cacao powder (I like this brand)
3-4 tsp. local honey (sweetened to your liking)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 teeny tiny pinch of cayenne
1 tiny pinch of unrefined sea salt


Warm milk in a saucepan on the stove at medium-low heat until milk is thoroughly heated. Add cacao, honey, cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne and a pinch of sea salt and whisk until smooth, then remove from heat. Pour hot chocolate into your favorite mugs and add homemade marshmallows on top. Sprinkle with a pinch of cacao and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.


What about you? What is your favorite part of the holiday season?

Mexican Hot Chocolate (paleo, gluten free, dairy free)

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  1. Sounds delightful! I love Mexican hot chocolate… but I haven’t tried it with coconut milk before! :)

  2. This recipe sounds great! How would it turn out if I made it the night before and heated it up the next morning? Would that weaken the flavor? Thanks so much!

    • Allison Jordan says:

      Thanks Mariel. :) I’ve never tried reheating it, but I think it should be fine. I’d love to hear how it goes after you do it! :)

  3. Hi there,
    Great recipe! I would like to reblog this on my website with your permission please. Great for the holidays!
    Pepper Culpepper

    • Allison Jordan says:

      Hi! I’m glad you like the recipe and really appreciate you asking permission. I do not allow reposting of entire recipes or photographs. You are welcome to reference my blog though and link to it (ex. I found this hot chocolate recipe here–> Thanks again for asking!


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