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Gluten-Free Carob Hot Cocoa

5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Carob Hot Cocoa is an excellent option for those who cannot have caffeine but want that same chocolate taste.  Made with a delicious mix of carob powder, plant-based milk, cinnamon, stevia, and a dash of raw cocoa powder.  Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and refined sugar-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword: carob, carob hot chocolate, comfort food, creamy, hot chocolate, hot cocoa
Servings: 2 people
Author: Julie Rosenthal


  • microwave
  • blender


  • 1 cup Lite coconut milk, canned
  • 1 ½ cup spring water
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tbsp gluten-free carob powder
  • 1 tsp raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 3-5 drops chocolate flavored liquid stevia optional


  • In a high-speed blender, blast on high all ingredients for 1-2 minutes. The longer you do it the frothier it gets.
  • Pour mixture into a mug and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy.


  • I love Nu Naturals chocolate flavored liquid stevia for this recipe.
  • If you cannot tolerate coconut milk use any plant-based milk of choices such as almond, hemp milk, soy milk, pistachio milk, cashew or macadamia milk, or dairy milk 2%.
  • Adding any other sweetener to this drink will make this drink not suitable for those with Candida, or on sugar-free diets.
  • But, if a little sweetener is what you need to try pure grade maple syrup, honey, or brown rice syrup.