Healthier hot cocoa mix

Have you tried a cocoa mix to find out that it is super sweet and far away from tasting like real cocoa? This healthier hot cocoa mix is especial because it doesn’t contain any powdered sugar, unlike many recipes call for, it is gluten free and it can be dairy free, and vegan.

healthier hot cocoa mix

This healthier hot cocoa mix is unlike any other.

For starters I added Lucuma powder. Not only Lucuma powder is gluten-free but is a great source of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals that benefits your immune system.

I also used Truvía® Spoonable, which is zero-calorie and can sweeten anything from coffee to tea, cereal to yogurt, and many other items of your choice. For this recipe I only needed 2 tablespoons which is equivalent to 1/3 cup of regular sugar. For those that suffer from diabetes, or high sugar issues, this may be a better alternative. Check out Truvia other products, they have great alternatives to sweetened your baking treats for the holidays.

To make this recipe vegan you can use any vegan chocolate of your choice. I used 70% cacao chocolate which isn’t that sweet. I don’t like hot cocoa that resembles the taste of a sugar drink. I think you will like this variation and if you like you could even add some chocolate protein powder. My husband did and it tasted fantastic as well.

Have you made any Christmas cookies yet? I have not had a chance to make any yet because yesterday it was my last final and I didn’t have time to be in the kitchen. I am so happy to be done though. Now I will have more time to devote to finishing my cooking book, my blog and my family. How stressful the past few months have been…I tell you school is hard.

Anyhow, I hope you get to make this healthier hot cocoa mix. It would be great for a homemade Christmas gift. I love giving homemade gifts rather than buying them. It means so much more and friends and family appreciate them much more.


healthier hot cocoa mix

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Truvia. All opinions are my own and I speak from personal experience. The end :-)


Healthier hot cocoa mix

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 20-24 8 oz serving

Total Time: 10 minutes



Place the chocolate in the freezer for 10 minutes. This will prevent the chocolate from melting when placing in the food processor.

Place all the ingredients, except dark chocolate, in a mixing bowl and combine. Place the chopped chocolate in a food processor and pulse until pulverized, about 1-2 minutes. Add the chocolate to the mixture and combine.

For each cup of hot chocolate, combine 1/4 cup of cocoa mix with 8 ounces of hot milk. Stir until all of the chocolate is melted.

Store cocoa mix in mason jars.

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  1. This will be a great partner while we enjoy a movie marathon on Valentine’s Day…DElicious treat at not so expensive cost. Thanks for the post!

  2. Oh wow this looks great!

  3. I love scrolling through your blog, pictures are done so well and bright. Very good taste in the recipes you share, so fun.

  4. Zana, thanks so much for you kind comments. I hope you keep coming back and let me know if you try any recipes :-)


  5. Perfect for a summer movie!

    very nice***

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    Vanessa Ribeiro

  6. Popcorn is my FAV and this looks delish!

  7. I don’t see the photo of the paper bag. Is the paper bag a good ole school paper lunch bag or something larger? I plan to make for my daughter’s bday party which will have 6 little girls and their mothers. Just trying to sort out how much of each ingredient to purchase. Thanks!

  8. can I make this 4 days in advance for my lil girl bday party

  9. How soon in advance can I make these? Is 5 days too early if I keep them in a large tightly-sealed ziplock bag?

  10. How do you get your white chocolate not to melt? and how do you stop your popcorn from go soggy?
    I tried your recipe and my popcorn wasn’t crunchy

  11. What you mean not to melt? The popcorn will become not soggy but a bit chewy. When you mix it in with the warm chocolate is losses a bit of the crunchiness but it is still good in my book. If you like just wait a little bit to cool the chocolate for a few minutes, 10 maybe, before mixing so it does not get so soggy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I am curious why you use 2 different forms of white chocolate. Why not just use 10 oz. of the bar or 10 oz. of chips?

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  15. How long does this last I was wanting to make it for my wedding Could I make it in the Saturday and would it last till Monday without going soggy? 

  16. Do you use plain white popcorn or butter popcorn? And would just microwavable bags of popcorn work?

  17. Thank you for sharing the recipe.  It’s delicious and a big hit I add pecans, pecan pieces with the popcorn and cover it all with the chocolate. My only problem with it…….it’s hard to stop eating it. Sooo good!!

  18. Using this for my brother’s shower. Making it teal and purple instead however since that’s the color scheme for the party as the mother requested.

  19. Okay guys just an fyi don’t put your hands in the chocolate and start mixing directly after you’ve pouring it out. I burnt the crap out of my fingers. Also Ghiralldi melting chips work very well

  20. Why is the popcorn mixture still sticky??? I thought it would be firm.

  21. Can I  use a popcorn maker instead? 

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