Nourishing White Hot Chocolate
When hot chocolate and hot cider get old (as if!), bust out some nourishing white hot chocolate.
This white hot chocolate isn’t full of sugar, however. I’ve used my DIY Sugar Alternative Blend as the sweetener here, making this recipe extremely low-glycemic — a wonderful way to bless a diabetic or someone on a low-carb or sugar-free diet with a special holiday drink.
I try to avoid excess sugar in my diet… but the holidays. Man, it’s so hard! I feel like everywhere I turn I’m met with a cup of cider or a Christmas cookie or a slice of pie or a bunch of candy.
To keep myself and the peeps in check, I make sure I have plenty of sugar-free treats and drinks at home. We still get to experience the special holiday treats, and we don’t feel deprived. Best of all, we aren’t overloading our bodies with excess sugar!
And that white chocolate flavor? It comes from cacao butter, naturally!
I especially love the raw cacao butter from Wilderness Family Naturals. It is unrefined and never exposed to high temperatures, so it’s truly raw. It’s simply the best cacao butter I’ve ever had!
Raw cacao butter combined with my sugar alternative makes a decadent and frothy white hot chocolate that tastes like it came from a high-end coffee shop. Made with raw milk and with the addition of my favorite collagen powder, it’s extra nourishing!
Nourishing White Hot Chocolate
Author Lindsey Dietz
Yield 2 servings
Raw cacao butter combined with my sugar alternative makes a decadent and frothy white hot chocolate that tastes like it came from a high-end coffee shop. Made with raw milk and with the addition of my favorite collagen powder, it's extra nourishing!
- 2 cups raw milk (or dairy-free substitute)
- 4 ounces cacao butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 scoops collagen powder <-- use my exclusive coupon code TODAY10 for 10% off your entire order from Perfect Supplements!
- 4 tablespoons DIY Sugar Alternative Blend (or an equal amount of your preferred sweetener)
- pinch salt
Combine milk and cacao butter in a saucepan and warm gently to melt the cacao butter. I use a thermometer for this and bring the milk/cacao butter to about 140° Fahrenheit.
While the milk/cacao butter are warming, add to a high-speed blender: vanilla, collagen, sweetener, and salt.
Once the cacao butter is melted and the milk is the perfect temperature for drinking, pour the milk/cacao into the blender.
Cover and blend on low-medium speed for 1 minute.
Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy, preferably in front of a crackling fire with someone you love.
If coconut milk or homemade cashew milk are used in this recipe, it becomes dairy-free and a wonderful Trim Healthy Mama S (Satisfying) dessert or mid-day snack.
There is no substitute for raw cacao butter in this recipe. Nothing else provides the flavor element. And without the added fat, the drink wouldn't be frothy at all.
This drink begins to thicken as it cools, so I recommend drinking it right away, while it's still hot. The cacao butter solidifies at room temperature, so a cooled drink will be more like pudding than beverage.
What’s your favorite holiday hot drink?