Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

A classic cold-weather treat without the added sugar. 

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  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or non-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar alternative
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sugar-free marshmallows, for serving
  • Flaky sea salt, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar alternative, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cook over low heat; whisk until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the unsweetened cocoa powder. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. Remove hot chocolate from heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour hot chocolate into mugs. Top with sugar-free marshmallows and flaky sea salt, if desired.