This hot chocolate is more rich and decadent than any I have tasted. It’s basically like taking a box of Purdy’s hedgehogs, melting them, and pouring them into a mug. Thick, creamy, hazelnutty, and definitely chocolatey, this is the perfect drink to wow your family or guests while winding down in front of the fire. The bonus is that it’s probably a healthier version than one you may be enjoying!

Adapted from a recipe found in Julie Daniluk’s Slimming Meals That Heal, here’s how I made it:


3 cups coconut beverage (I used Coconut Dream – original flavour)

2 tablespoons hazelnut butter (I used HEAPING tablespoons – I love hazelnuts!)

1 tablespoon coconut oil (just solid at room temperature – you don’t have to melt it)

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Warm up coconut beverage on the stove without boiling.

2. Add all the other ingredients to a blender, then pour in the coconut beverage. Blend.

3. Enjoy!

That’s it! Julie’s recipe has a couple more ingredients and suggestions for turning this into a superfoods celebration, so if you want to take the health benefits to the max, you’ll want to take a look at her actual recipe.

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Let me know if you try this or made any modifications! Bottoms up!



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