Yummy Hot Chocolate

To keep you warm on a winters day, or all year round if you’re like us and love an excuse to have hot chocolate!


2 Mugs

Ready In:

10 minutes


160 calories

Good For:

Dessert / Drink

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About This Recipe

By: Noriko Shindo

Don’t like the idea of pre-mixed hot chocolate sold in the stores? Why not make one yourself with 4 simple ingredients and milk of your choice – our choice is almond milk!


  • 40g bitter chocolate chips (or chocolate bar broken down) – if you want to stay 100% plant-based find dark chocolate that does not have any milk or casein.
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Arrowroot starch (sold as 本葛or葛)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 480ml almond milk
  • (Optional) 1 tablespoon of agave or maple syrup

You can add marshmallows (if you’re ok with the gelatin – or let us know if you can find vegan marshmallows!)


This chocolate recipe is an excellent source of Manganese, Copper and Iron. Aside the benefits listed below, Copper is good antioxidant for the body, and Iron helps with the function of hemoglobin,  protein needed to transport oxygen in the blood!

  • Manganese (Prevent Osteoporosis & Inflammation) 28% 28%
  • Copper (helps form healthy red blood cells) 21% 21%
  • Iron (Helps function of hemoglobin) 18% 18%

Step by Step Instructions


In a blender or a mixer with a lid, grind all ingredients except the milk into a fine powder.


Put the milk in a pan on the stove and heat at medium heat. Do NOT let the milk boil!


When the pan water has started boiling, add the pasta with a generous pinch of salt and cook for as long as the packet recommends.


Keep on heat and stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Once you cannot see any powder (i.e., the mix has melted), stop the heat.


Pour into cups and enjoy!

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