Today I am posting hot chocolate recipe number 2 of 4! Click here to see the recipe for easy homemade whipped cream I posted earlier today. Yesterday I shared a simple lower calorie hot chocolate. For those of you craving a richer and more flavourful hot chocolate, this recipe is for you! I absolutely love this Low FODMAP Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate.
Adding spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are a great way to boost flavour without having to add extra sugar. If you wanted it to have more of a gingerbread flavour, you could add in some ground ginger too! I recommend tasting the hot chocolate before pouring it into a mug, and deciding if you want to add in extra spices.
This hot chocolate is richer than the one I posted yesterday. It uses a combination of both melted chocolate, cocoa powder and sugar. Dark chocolate is low FODMAP at 30 g safe, and milk and white chocolate are low at 15 g. Even though this recipe is a bit higher in calories, it is still not close to the amount you would get in a hot chocolate from a coffee shop. Plus you can have peace of mind knowing that you can drink it without triggering digestive symptoms!
Just like the other hot chocolate recipes, you can use your preferred low FODMAP milk. If you know you are okay with lactose, you can use normal cows milk. If you use soy milk, choose one made with soy protein, not soy beans to ensure it is low FODMAP. Almond milk is another option, but I have not personally tried it yet. Coconut milk is only low FODMAP at 1/2 cup.
Perhaps you are wondering, “Why is a dietitian posting all of these hot chocolate recipes?!” I truly believe that people with food intolerances deserve to have treats sometimes too. It’s very important for us to have safe/FODMAP friendly recipes, so it is less tempting for us to eat or drink something that might make us sick. I discussed more about treats and the “80-20 guideline” in this post.
This low FODMAP Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate is a great winter-time treat!
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Do you like adding cinnamon or other spices to your hot chocolate??