This dairy-free and paleo white hot chocolate is a creamy, sweet version of a wintertime favorite made for two.
Winter weather calls for warming, fortifying cups of comfort. Whether it’s raining, snowing, or just a particularly blustery day, there’s nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate to ward off a chill.
This macadamia, white hot chocolate is made to sooth and warm you from the inside out. The recipe will give you two mugs to share since it’s the kind of drink made for cozying up with someone you love.
How to Make Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate:
I’ve subbed cacao butter and coconut milk for commercial white chocolate so it’s not cloyingly sweet like some white hot chocolates can be, and it’s dairy-free as well. If you’ve never used it before, cacao butter is the backbone of all real chocolate bars and what gives chocolate its richness and velvety texture. In its raw state it’s creamy white with the most delicious aroma. Melted down with the coconut milk and a bit of sweetener it gives a silky richness to the hot chocolate.
Macadamia nuts add a wonderful nuttiness that compliments the richness of the cacao butter and coconut milk, while pretty specks of vanilla bean dot the creamy white background and add an intoxicating aroma and depth of flavor.
Rich, filled with healthy fat, totally cozy and naturally caffeine-free to-boot, this dairy-free white hot chocolate is as snooze-inducing as a glass of warm milk before bed. A late night mug calms both the mind and body. Of course it’s an equally nice way to fortify yourself at the start of a cold day as well!