Jewish Journal

Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate [Recipe]

by Elana Horwich

February 12, 2014 | 9:00 am

I’m going to keep this spiel short.

Here are the facts: If you heat up your favorite unsweetened non-dairy milk and put excellent good quality 100% cocoa powder in it and sweeten it with stevia or agave, it’s delicious. That’s all you need to know.

Never feel guilty about hot chocolate again.


  • your favorite non-dairy milk - generous 1 cup per person
    • here are my favorites from most to least creamy:
      • coconut
      • almond/coconut- vanilla flavored
      • almond- vanilla flavored
      • rice or rice/quinoa
  • quality 100% unsweetened chocolate powder such as Green and Blacks, Valrhona*, or Ghirardelli- about a tablespoon per serving
  • stevia drops (clear variety)- a few drops to taste
  • If you don’t like stevia, try raw agave* to taste, but will no longer be sugar free

*Shop for these items here

  1. Heat the non-dairy milk and chocolate powder over a medium-low/medium flame, covered, until it just begins to boil...about ten minutes.
  2. Add stevia drops or agave and stir.
  3. Taste, you can always make it richer in chocolate or sweeter.
  4. Enjoy and share a cup with someone who loves chocolate.

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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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