An Almost Paleo Hot Chocolate Drink

While on the paleo diet, one of the foods I miss (if it can be called a food) is hot chocolate. So … I have created a “cheat” hot chocolate. It’s not quite paleo because the chocolate has a tad bit of sugar and milk in it but it’s such a small piece of chocolate that I don’t think it matters that much. (Perhaps I think that because it tastes so good?)

Anyway … I’ll share my homemade recipe with you. It can be sweetened more by adding a tad bit more honey but I (having a sweet tooth) believe it tastes perfect just as I made it.

You’ll only need three ingredients. The chocolate I used was a Ghiradelli Chocolate Bar with 72% cacao. You can use a darker more bitter chocolate if you like but this percent seems to work well for me.

I used canned coconut milk as it seems to have a much smoother consistency than the boxed ones you see on the grocery shelves thus giving the chocolate a “fuller” taste.

Ingredients for Paleo Hot Chocolate
Ingredients for Paleo Hot Chocolate

I also used a frother by BonJour. It makes the chocolate frothy and you feel like you have an expensive cup of chocolate that you bought at the local cafe.

Bon Jour Primo Latte Frother
Bon Jour Primo Latte Frother

Here’s the recipe — tell me what you think.


  • 1 square of a Ghiradelli Twilight Delight Chocolate Bar
  • 8 ounces Coconut Milk, from a can
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic raw honey


  1. In a small sauce pan, on medium low heat, add the coconut milk.
  2. With your hands, crumble the chocolate square and add the pieces to the coconut milk then stir until its all melted.
  3. Add the honey to the milk mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Allow the mixture to almost boil (unless you like really really hot chocolate) then remove the sauce pan from the heat.
  5. Pour the chocolate into your favorite mug and enjoy.
  6. If you want to use a frother, I usually froth it right in the mug until I have the amount of frothiness that I want.

That’s it!  Pretty simple and quite tasty. (I could have it every day.  Shhh … don’t tell anyone because I said I “could” not I “do.”)

Almost Paleo Hot Chocolate
Almost Paleo Hot Chocolate

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