It’s finally here! I posted this amazing simple dairy-free cardamom hot cocoa recipe on my Instagram back in July and didn’t have a chance to get it on the blog. Not to mention, I haven’t made it since then! But last night was one of those nights, where I would have given anything to have candy! I wanted something sweet. The craving was out of control! I’m on the Candida diet and those cravings come at me like a beast in a dark forest hungry for it’s next prey. I really think I talked about sugar for over an hour last night to a friend of mine. How I could get it. What could I do to make it Candida friendly. If I gave into the sugar beast, my two week progress of zero sugar (with the exception of low glycemic fruits like berries and grapefruit)…well let’s just say all that progress would go down the toilet. I’d have to start all over again and my body would be worse then what I started with. I know it’s only two weeks, why not give in right? Well, for the past 2 years I have been experimenting with different diets to try and heal my chronic inflammation and I am now at the point where the Candida diet is the only way. So, giving in would be a disaster. Drat!
Then as if a chorus line sang in my head I had a light bulb moment! Insert a song from the broadway show RENT or The Book Of Mormon. How could I forget my simple dairy-free hot cocoa recipe?! And I had just made some homemade hemp milk that was currently in the fridge. O-M-G!
Saved by a cup of hot cocoa!
This hot cocoa is so easy to make, using the most simple and easy to get ingredients. It’s decadent because I use unsweetened cocoa, no sugar with the exception of 1/4 tsp. of Stevia, cinnamon and cardamom.
Note my friends-if you can’t have sugar – go with spices all the way! And Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, curbs sugar cravings and lowers blood sugar. BOOM!
Decadent. Creamy. Chocolatey. Dreamy.
This hot cocoa hits the spot and serves up nicely with a handful of frozen blackberries.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (homemade preferred)
1 1/4 cups water
2 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Cardamom
1/4 + an additional pinch Stevia powder (I like SweetLeaf)
-In a blender, blend all ingredients together (it will get foamy)
-Pour into 2 big mugs or 4 small mugs and microwave each mug separately for a little over a minute. (1 minute 15 seconds works well in my microwave | 2 minutes makes it explode in my microwave).
Serves 2-4 depending on mug sizes
If the mixture is too thick and chocolatey for your liking you can add more water. It is totally delicious both ways.
You can always sub the hemp milk for cashew milk, almond milk, coconut milk, Tigernut milk or other non-dairy milks.
Remember! Choose unsweetened milks if you are on a sugar-free or Candida diet.
And if you want it to be sweeter you can either add more Stevia, or add a different type of sugar like coconut sugar, date sugar, or organic sugar.
Remember if you are on the Candida diet do not add addition sugar other then Stevia.
- 1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (homemade preferred)
- 1¼ cups water
- 2 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
- ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. Cardamom
- ¼ + an additional pinch Stevia powder (I like SweetLeaf)
- In a blender, blend all ingredients together (it will get foamy)
- Pour into 2 big mugs or 4 small mugs and microwave each mug separately for a little over a minute. (1 minute 15 seconds works well in my microwave | 2 minutes makes it explode in my microwave).
Love & Chocolate!