Regular or Iced... Almond Hot Chocolate Recipe

Delicious hot or cold, this "better for you" hot chocolate is super simple to make! Ready in 5 minutes!

Delicious hot or cold, this "better for you" hot chocolate is super simple to make! Ready in 5 minutes! Regular or Iced... Almond Hot Chocolate from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

It's back to freezing cold today, here in Minnesota. Days like this are perfect for hot chocolate, but they also have me dreaming about hot summer days. There's nothing like a delicious, icy drink to cool you down on days like that. This recipe for Almond Hot Chocolate is perfect for either! Serve it hot when it's cold, and iced when it's warm outside. Delicious, either way!

I especially like this hot chocolate because it's not too sweet like the pre-packaged hot chocolate packets. You control the sweetness. Try 2 tablespoons of honey first, then add more if you prefer! I also love that it's made with almond milk. My daughter and I love drinking it plain versus regular milk. I still have to have to use regular milk for my cereal though, some tastes never change! It's just not the same!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Reguar or Iced Almond Hot Chocolate
1-2 servings

What you need:
2 cups sweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey (adjust if you prefer sweeter, or not as sweet)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, heat the almond milk, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract over medium heat, whisking constantly until heated through. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Serve immediately with marshmallows, if serving hot.

Otherwise, cool then refrigerate until using, or fill glasses with ice. Pour hot chocolate over the ice and serve immediately. 

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On the blog... one year ago: Blueberry Caramel Milkshakes

Two years ago: Banana Bundt Cake

Three years ago: Short Spaghetti

This recipe is shared at: The Better Baker


  1. My mouth is watering! I wish I had one of these in my hand now! LOL

  2. This would definitely hit the spot today! Pinned :)

  3. We are suppose to go to around -30 this weekend, if not colder. I have already been indulging in salted caramel hot chocolate, but I like the sounds of yours with the almond milk!

  4. Ooo yummy! Since it's already in the 80s here in Phoenix (!!), I'll opt for the iced version! Cute glasses, btw :)

  5. Record cold forecasted for this weekend, this drink would be perfect to snuggle up with next to the fire!

  6. I love how simple this recipe is! I bet it is delicious. :)

  7. My son is moving to Minnesota in March, coming from Texas I don't think he completely grasps how cold it's going to get there. This hot chocolate sounds so good and I love that you made it healthier!

  8. I love using almond milk in drinks - such a great way to get the calories down! This looks delicious - perfect for these cold days!


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