This AIP hot chocolate is naturally dairy free and oh so delicious. The sweet combination of blackstrap molasses and collagen powder makes this drink not only tasty but good for you! This paleo hot chocolate only requires a total 10 minutes for both prep and cook time. This gut soothing drink is exactly what you need on these cold winter days.
What Do I Need To Make AIP Hot Chocolate?
- Coconut milk-Coconut milk is my go to milk for AIP (autoimmune protocol) cooking. You could try substituting this recipe with tigernut milk, however it has not been tested. If you are not doing AIP or you are allowing yourself nuts, you can use almond milk.
- Blackstrap molasses-This is my go to sweetener for this recipe because it is so rich. You can substitute it for maple syrup. Years ago I went and saw an alternative medicine doctor and she highly suggested this product because it is rich in potassium. Be sure to get the unsulfured version is a must. You can find it here. Omit for Whole30.
- Vital proteins collagen peptides-This is a great product for your gut! You can find it here. It also adds some extra protein for your drink. Collagen powder isn’t just good for your gut, but it is also good for your skin and hair.
- Carob powder-This will give this paleo hot chocolate the chocolate-y taste! You can find it here. However, if you are not doing full AIP you can sub for cocoa powder. If you are not a fan of carob powder and doing AIP you can skip this, however your drink will not have the chocolate flavor. This drink is still good without the powder.
What Do I Need For AIP Coconut Whip Cream?
- Coconut cream-Make sure you get the cream vs. the milk because it is thicker and will give you the whip cream consistency.
- Maple syrup-This is my go to sweetener for this coconut whip cream, however, you can sub for honey but it will not be as rich in taste. If you are doing Whole30, you will omit all sweeteners.
How Do I Make AIP Hot Chocolate?
- It is super simple, place all of the hot chocolate ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Be sure to continuously whisk so that clumps do not form.
- Pour the hot chocolate in two coffee mugs.
How Do I Make Coconut Whip Cream?
- Again, super simple!
- Place the coconut cream and pure maple syrup in a large bowl and whisk together until the whip cream forms. Add the whip cream to the top of your hot chocolate.
If you like this recipe, you will LOVE:
AIP Hot Chocolate
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- coffee mugs
For the hot chocolate:
- 2.5 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses omit for whole30, unsulfured version
- 2 scoops vital proteins collagen peptides
- 1/4 cup carob powder If you are not doing AIP, you can use cocoa powder
For the coconut whip cream: optional
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
OPTIONAL: to garnish
For the hot chocolate:
- Place all hot chocolate ingredients on the stovetop and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Continuously whisk for 4 minutes so clumps do not form. Pour in two glasses.
For the whip cream:
- Using a handheld blender, add the maple syrup and coconut cream to a bowl and mix until the cool whip forms. Add to the top of your hot chocolate. I like to sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top too. ENJOY!