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It doesn’t have to be complicated to make homemade hot cocoa. In fact, my easy hot cocoa recipe for kids is so simple to make, it’s almost as quick as the store bought packets! And this recipe is healthy too; there’s no refined-sugar and has simple wholesome ingredients you can feel good about giving your kids (and yourself!)
In fact, this version is dairy-free and Paleo-friendly too. (I bet the kids won’t even notice!)
A warm mug of hot cocoa is pretty much a necessity this time of year. Especially for kids. Because hot cocoa is a very good motivator to stay outside longer. You know when they want to come in after 10 minutes and you’ve spent 15 minutes bundling them up? Just offer them hot cocoa if they stay outside a little longer. It works (almost) every time.
I have to be careful about what I feed my kids (and myself) because we all have food sensitivities. That means we can’t buy the store bought hot cocoa packets, which are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients I can’t pronounce.