One of my favourite foods is dark chocolate. I am so happy it is low FODMAP (at 30 g servings or less). I eat it by itself, dipped in peanut butter, crumbled into oatmeal, and baked into cookies. And now, I’ve put it in hot chocolate too! This Low FODMAP Dark Hot Chocolate recipe is delicious and extra chocolaty.
Some people are shocked when I tell them I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate. It isn’t that I think milk chocolate doesn’t taste good (definitely not true). I just find that the flavour of dark chocolate is much richer, and I savour it as I eat it. One square is often enough to satisfy a craving! Dark chocolate is also healthier than milk chocolate, and lower in sugar. With milk chocolate, I find that I eat it quickly and don’t savour it nearly as much, unless it is a super high quality chocolate.
This recipe has double chocolate: dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is low at 2 heaped teaspoons. If you happen to not be a fan of dark chocolate, you could sub in 15 g of milk chocolate in its place.
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.
I think this Low FODMAP Dark Hot Chocolate recipe is perfect for warming up on a cold night.
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Have you seen all four of my hot chocolate recipes? Which one is your favourite?
I hope you have a wonderful and happy 2016 holiday season! Merry Christmas! I will be posting many more recipes in the new year.