Crunchy Mama’s Hot Chocolate (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Crunchy Mama’s Hot Chocolate (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)


Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! I’m sitting here defending my mug of rich, creamy Paleo-friendly hot chocolate from my toddler, it’s a tough life. This tastes like liquid chocolate goodness. I think my version of heaven would have this stuff running in streams and fountains.

Start with some full cream coconut milk brought to  rapid simmer on the stovetop.

Coconut milk


Find yourself an ounce of your favorite unsweetened dark chocolate.

Unsweetened chocolate


Whisk in the chocolate, drops of vanilla and sweetener of your choice (I used honey).

In the saucepan

And in a few minutes, you can enjoy your own cup of hot chocolate goodness – guilt-free!

Paleo Hot Chocolate (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)


You’ll need:

  • 1 can of coconut milk (full cream)
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Sweetener to taste – I used about a TBSP of raw honey
  1. Bring coconut milk to a rapid simmer on stovetop
  2. Lower heat and whisk in chocolate, vanilla essence and sweetener until it is well combined.
  3. If you don’t like your hot chocolate thick (I like it this way), you can add some almond milk to thin it out




  1. This looks amazing. Maybe I can now convince my husband to quit making processed hot chocolate with the keurig machine!

  2. Made this today, Crunchy Mama, it looks just like the picture and tastes great! Such a nice drink to have even on a hot day of NZ summer! which you will experience soon!!! Shame you won’t make it to Christchurch…

  3. this looks delicious indeed. do you use the canned coconut milk or the one in the carton?