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3-Ingredient Homemade Hot Cocoa (Naturally Sweetened)

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Skip the processed packets of hot cocoa and make your own at home with 3 simple ingredients. 3-Ingredient Homemade Hot Cocoa is warm, cozy, delicious, and completely dairy-free + naturally sweetened!
Servings 4 small servings; 2 large servings


  • 2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk (or any type of milk you prefer)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Whisk all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat until warm.


I like a good-tasting, unsweetened almond milk for this recipe, but feel free to use any type of milk you like and have on hand.
If you want a sweeter hot cocoa, simply add more maple syrup.
Swap ½ cup coconut milk (from a can) for ½ cup of the almond milk for a creamier version
Add 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Add ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Serve with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Coconut Cream