Introduction: Gluten Free Hot Chocolate With Coconut Oil

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1 cup whole milk
1 TB coconut oil
1/2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp honey (use more or less depending on how sweet you like it)


Put all ingredients (milk first) in a small saucepan over medium heat.   Stir constantly with a small whisk (this helps the coconut oil blend in).  It will heat up and come together pretty quickly (under 2 minutes).  Pour into a mug and enjoy :)

Notes:  I am always looking for ways to get coconut oil into my son, and this works really well!   You almost can't even taste the coconut oil.  I purposely make this less sweet than normal hot chocolate (he has never had it any other way), so if you prefer a sweeter drink, feel free to add more honey (and cocoa if you like). 


Mikki G.W (author)2015-04-10

I don't get it... Hot coco doesn't normally have gluten in it. Why would anyone make hot chocolate with wheat??

GlutenFreeMama (author)Mikki G.W2015-04-10

Godiva hot chocolate mix and some Hershey's hot chocolate mixes both have gluten in them.

wheeets (author)2014-02-06

Oh no!!! Does hot chocolate normally have gluten in it? I've been wheat free for about 3.5 months now, but I'll have an occasional half cup of nestles mixed in with my coffee. Delicious. So happy I've found your instructables profile with all of these great gluten free recipes. :) Can't wait to try the strawberry chocolate pancakes. Man I miss pancakes. :) My stomach's growling from me reading all these delicious recipes. Thanks for your awesome effort

GlutenFreeMama (author)wheeets2014-02-06

You're welcome! I bake for a gluten free 3 year everything must be delicious :)

jennylou808 (author)2013-05-25

would try this with soy milk. Also have you tried making bread with coconut oil? It makes the bread nice and soft but doesn't taste like coconut at all.

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