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Instant Hot Chocolate

By Alisa Fleming

A perfect steaming mug for the chocoholic.

Makes: 1 hot beverage.
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened dairy-free milk alternative
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ⁄ 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 ⁄ 2 tsp sugar, or to taste
  • 1⁄8  tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat the milk alternative in a microwave-safe mug until hot, but not boiling (about 1 minute).
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients, sweetening to taste.


Alisa Fleming is a contributing editor to Allergic Living magazine and the author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein Free Living, and founder of

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