Being a parent is hard.
Dark hot chocolate shots to the rescue.
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownie
- Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows
- Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
As far as cocoa powder goes, I really really love this fair-trade, organic cocoa powder from Azure Standard. It’s amazing! And when you compare it with whatever you can find in the store or on Amazon that’s the same quality, it’s an amazing price, too.
For the coconut cream, I use what I can scoop off the top of my homemade coconut milk. Admittedly, homemade coconut milk doesn’t produce as much cream as the canned stuff. So if you’re needing to make a lot of this, Native Forest is my favorite store-bought brand of coconut milk. It doesn’t contain any extra ingredients, like most canned coconut milks do. They also sell canned coconut cream (which does contain guar gum), if you want to spend the extra and just use that.
Rum. It’s for adults only. It is paleo, but it’s not for the GAPS diet, in case you were wondering. If you’re an adult, but don’t want to have alcohol in your house, you can use imitation rum. And of course, you could always just leave it out for a nice, safe G-rated version. 😉
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Dark Hot Chocolate Shots
Free from gluten, grain, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder (I love this organic fair-trade stuff!)
- 2 tablespoons honey (or more, if you don’t want it quite so dark)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (I just use the cream off the top of my homemade coconut milk)
- pinch Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
- 1 teaspoon rum or imitation rum extract, for optional super adult version (leave out for GAPS)
Whisk cocoa and honey together in a small saucepan.
Turn heat to medium-low and whisk in coconut cream and salt.
Continue to whisk until smooth and heated through (don’t boil it!).
Remove from heat, and stir in extract(s).
Pour into your favorite espresso mug and enjoy!
Thanks for sharing pn Thank Goodness it's Monday. I love anything with that chocolate and coconut combo, and this looks easy and delicious!
Hi Janet, thanks for stopping by! I agree with you on the chocolate/coconut combo – it's wonderful! 🙂
Yum. I'm not a parent but I could definitely enjoy this after dinner and cleaning the kitchen.
This looks so good! I love the chocolate and coconut combination, as well! I just made some black bean brownies to get my chocolate fix in and I added coconut shavings to it – amazing! This is definitely going to be made the next time I need to get my chocolate fix!
mm looks so delicious and very tempting. Thanks for this post. http://www.luluhypermarket.com/GoodLife/food-court-special.html
Oh for sure! Making dinner and cleaning the kitchen call for one of these too! 😉
🙂 I hope you like it Yuliya! I love black bean brownies too, and adding in coconut sounds like a wonderful idea!
Thanks for stopping by Sandra! I hope you like the hot chocolate shots! 🙂
Yum, sounds good! I'm visiting from Whimsy Wednesday Link Party. I would be so honored if you would share this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
~ Megin of VMG206
Hi Megin! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to link up at your party – thanks for the invitation! 🙂
Hi Raia! I'm Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question regarding your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!
Oh, that sounds delicious! Mid-afternoon is always when I want my pick-me-up. And chocolate. I see a combination made in heaven here! 🙂
~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers
Looks delicious. I found you at the Unprocessed Friday link party.
Thanks Nicky! So glad you stopped by!
This looks rich and decadent. My kind of chocolate! Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.
Hi Raia! I'm stopping in from Let's Get Real today. Your post caught my attention right away. That chocolate looks so decadent. I really like the way you think. Chocolate fixes almost everything, doesn't it?
Glad to link up Linda! Thanks for stopping by!
Haha! You're right! There's not much good, dark chocolate won't fix. 😉 Thanks for stopping by Christina!
Hot Chocolate is so wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
My daughter is long grown up, but I'll definitely still be trying these out! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.
Thanks for stopping by Heidi!
Glad to share Cynthia! You can make them in celebration of a job well done. 😉
Great recipe! Who doesn't love chocolate? This is such a healthy recipe especially using the coconut milk and sounds so mouthing water and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Have a wonderful healthy day.
I don't understand what you mean by "vanilla (I like to make my own)". I'm guessing it's a other-side-of-the-pond thing. Do you mean you split vanilla pods and do something with the seeds/goo – some sort of liquid vanilla extract? Or are you referring to vanilla sugar (i.e. placing a spent vanilla pod in a sealed jar of sugar)?
Please enlighten a befuddled limey!
Thanks Marla! 🙂
🙂 Yes to your first question. 🙂 If you click on "make my own" up there next to vanilla in the ingredient list, it will take you to the "recipe" for making homemade vanilla extract. Sorry if I wasn't clear!
We love quirkle and chocolate. Thanks for sharing your mini date night drink with us on foodie friday.
No problem. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Glad to share, Diane! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Raia, thanks for linking up with us over the weekend at Let's Get Real Friday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week.
HUMMMM, I can't wait to try your quick fix Chocolate shots, what a great end of the day reward.
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
Love this! I so need chocolate quick fixes on a regular basis 😉 And a small shake of chili powder in this would also satisfy my Mexican hot chocolate cravings! Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it.
Thanks Kathy! I hope you enjoy them. 😉
Thanks for stopping by! I'm the same way with my chocolate fixes. 😉 And chili powder would definitely be wonderful in these – great idea!
These hot chocolate shots sound quick, easy, and tasty! My favorite type of recipe. 🙂 Come by and share with us at Five Friday Finds if you get a chance. 🙂
Thanks CJ! I'll stop by and check it out. 🙂
You're welcome. 😉 Thanks for stopping by Christine!
Thanks for linking up with the Let's Get Real party. I hope you'll join us again this week.
Thanks Gaye! 🙂
Loved your recipe so I featured it on this weeks Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Hope to keep seeing your recipes. Thanks for being part of Real Food Friday Blog Hop!
Thanks Marla! I plan on coming back. 😉
Happy Friday! I just wanted to let you know your delish recipe is one of my featured favorites from last week's #GetHimFed Party! You're welcome to come grab a featured button and join the party again. Congrats! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
This looks yummy Raia! I am going to try this sometime soon!
Thanks Eva! I hope you like it. 😉
Mmm… I could use a shot as I’m typing this! 🙂
Haha. As could I. 😉
THIS sounds divine!!!
Haha! Thanks, Sarah! 😉
I just discovered your recipe and made it but with almond milk since I have a strong sensitivity to coconut. It is delicious!
I’m so glad you were able to make substitutions so you could enjoy it! 🙂
These are SO cute! And I love that you used coconut cream here. I’m obsessed with anything coconut, especially when chocolate is also involved!
Thanks, Taylor! Chocolate and coconut do go pretty dang well together. 😉
Any recipes that have the words “quick” and “chocolate” and I’m there. This is a great idea!
Haha! I’m with you! Thanks, Lindsey. 😉
I love hot cocoa with booze! This is a great variation on a classic 🙂
Haha! Thanks, Ashley. 😉
Rain these are perfect! Everything that chocolate should be. They look AMAZING!!! I wish I had some for breakfast 😉
Thanks so much, Emily! They are a perfect breakfast treat. 😉
This looks and sounds incredible! Always a good time for a chocolate shot 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! I couldn’t agree more. 😉
I would not stop at one 😉
I have trouble with that, too… 😉
I can’t wait to try the “super adult” version. But really, anytime hot chocolate is involved I am in.
Haha. Yep, it’s always the right time for it!
Oh my! A shot of chocolate sounds so decadent and delicious!
Thanks, Jennifer! It is a pretty decadent treat!
This recipe is calling to me! Is it the weekend yet?!
Haha! Soooo close, Jules. I think you could sneak one in and not get caught. 😉
WoW. Raia.. You’ve outdone yourself with this collection.
Truly — every single one of these — looks and sounds SO good!
I’m going to start with that sweet pink Beet cocoa for fun.
You’re so welcome, Carol! I hope you get to enjoy them all!