What’s more nostaglic than a cup of hot chocolate during the cold winter months? Imagine enjoying a cup cuddled up next to the fire, watching a movie or shared with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like the thought of a sweet, creamy, hot chocolate to bring about happy memories and get you in the holiday mood.

Today we’ve given the infamous drink a paleo twist while keeping all the richness and creaminess you remember from childhood, sans dairy and unnecessary sugars. It is totally adjustable to your flavor prefences and the adaptations are endless allowing you to be as traditional or eccentric as you desire. The best part, the base has only THREE ingredients and is done in less than 15 minutes. With such a simple method, you’ll find yourself saying “swiss who?“.

The paleo diet boasts its anti-inflammatory nature and health benefits, and this decadent cup stays up to par. Using real, high-quality dark chocolate gives it a high antioxidant content and coconut milk provides those good fats we can all use in our diet, without any additives.

You can use whichever chocolate you prefer, but we used Taza Chocolate in this recipe, due to their quality standards and fun holiday flavors. If using plain chocolate and want more spice we provide plenty of ides below – So read on and sip us this incredibly simple and indulgent hot chocolate!

Diets: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free

Prep time: 5 min    Cook time: 10 min    Total Time: 15 min

Serves: 2


1 can full fat coconut milk

1.5oz high-quality dark chocolate, chopped

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

Peppermint Hot Chocolate – ¼ tsp peppermint extract

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate – ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mexican Hot Chocolate – ¼ tsp cinnamon + pinch of cayenne and sea salt



Can’t wait to relive those childhood memories? Head over to paleoleap and find exactly how to stir up your cup!