Sugar Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is an essential part of Winter.  The problem is, with most of it also comes a lot of sugar and dairy, even sometimes artificial ingredients in commercial brands.  When I make mine at home, I know I am getting good ingredients, and it is really simple to make so there is no excuse not to.  To me, this is dessert and something special so I want it to be good.  I make mine with coconut milk in place of the usual dairy milk, and use Luv chocolate which is actually sugar free. So this hot chocolate tastes sinful but is quite a bit healthier than normal hot chocolate!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk to almost boiling, then remove from heat and add the chocolate, peppermint and stevia if using. Whisk until the chocolate has melted. Pour into cups, and serve!

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Dessert
  • Drink

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy