Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipes

Low Carb & Low Calorie Hot Chocolate – 5 Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipes!

Cozy up this holiday season with healthy hot chocolate that you can feel GOOD about drinking! I’ve got 5 low calorie hot chocolate recipes that are all vegan, low in carbs, low in sugar, and totally irresistible. Learn how to make homemade hot chocolate that’s infused with fun, festive flavor AND superfood nutrients!

There are loads of classic and simple flavor twists you can try, like my peppermint hot chocolate or my orange hot chocolate recipe. Or, get more adventurous with my zesty Mexican hot chocolate recipe, a comfortingly sweet chai hot chocolate, or how about a protein packed frozen hot chocolate?! All with just about 100 calories per drink.

Plus, all of these homemade hot chocolate recipes feature the superfood magic of mushrooms. It’s all thanks to Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Hot Cacao Mixes and Mushroom Blends! Don’t worry, you can’t taste the mushrooms at all—they just add some sneaky health benefits into your comforting holiday beverages.

Best of all, Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Mixes make healthy hot chocolate SO easy to prepare! It’s as simple as stirring some Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix into hot water or milk. And, with just a few extra ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can make tasty new flavor combinations to spice up your holiday season!

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100 Calorie Hot Chocolates 5 Ways + Clean, Vegan Marshmallows!

Healthy Hot Chocolate Tips & Customizations

Full disclosure: I LOVE a regular cup of hot chocolate. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the full fat, full sugar, totally delicious chocolate drink in its classic form over the holidays!

But, when I’m drinking it more regularly (like, every day…) I’ve got to find ways to lighten things up. That’s why I wanted to craft some healthy hot chocolate options for this holiday season—with a nutritional boost from Four Sigmatic’s superfood mushrooms!

These low calorie, low carb, vegan hot chocolate recipes are all totally adjustable and customizable. Change things up however you like so they can suit YOUR lifestyle and taste buds. Here are some tips and substitution ideas for making healthy hot chocolate at home:

Try Whichever Four Sigmatic Mushroom Mix You’d Like

Four Sigmatic has a HUGE selection of superfood mushroom beverages and supplements that you could use in these homemade hot chocolate recipes. I’ve listed the specific products that I used in each of the recipes below, but don’t feel limited to these options! Change things up however you like.

You can use the Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi OR Chaga, the Mushroom Mocha Mix, the Chai Latte Mix, their 10 Mushroom Blend, or even their Superfood Protein Powder. The ‘right’ one to use is whichever YOU are most excited to try, and whichever superfood benefits you’d like to enjoy in sippable form!

Use Any Milk that You Prefer

For all of these healthy hot chocolate recipes, any milk will work! You can use regular dairy milk (skim, low fat, or whole) or whichever nondairy milk that you prefer. Or, you can also use just water if you’d like to lower the calories even further!

Personally, I wanted to make dairy free hot chocolate that’s vegan friendly, so I used almond milk and coconut milk in all of these recipes. And, for the healthiest low calorie hot chocolate drinks, I recommend using a plain, unsweetened milk without any added sugars.

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipes

Craving vegan hot chocolate AND marshmallows? For vegan marshmallows without gelatin, check out my homemade vegan marshmallow recipe (shown above) and give ’em a whirl!

Adjust Sweetness to Taste

I didn’t need to add any sweetener to any of these healthy hot chocolate recipes—I thought they were sweet enough as-is! The Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mixes are so perfectly flavorful and deliciously spiced, with just a bit of coconut sugar and stevia for sweetness.

But, you’re welcome to add any sweetener that you like to these low calorie hot chocolate recipes as needed. You can stick with regular granulated sugar or coconut sugar, a sticky sweetener like honey or maple syrup, or a natural low carb sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit. You won’t need much, so I recommend starting with less sweetener and tasting as you go!

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate May Vary

I designed all of these low calorie hot chocolate recipes to be around 100 calories each. But, just know that the exact number of calories will vary depending on the specific mushroom mix that you use, as well as the type of milk and/or sweetener.

And, with any homemade hot chocolate you’ve gotta have some tasty TOPPINGS! (Or at least I definitely do!) But again, just know that any optional or additional toppings will alter the nutritional stats for these recipes.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This peppermint hot chocolate is bright, refreshing, and oh-so-satisfying! And, it’s as simple as heating milk over the stove, stirring in some Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix and a pinch of salt, then adding a dash of peppermint extract after everything is integrated. That peppermint extract is strong, so you don’t need much!

Combined with the comforting cardamom and cinnamon from the cacao mix, this peppermint hot chocolate is overflowing with holiday spice and everything nice. And, at just 55 calories and 2g sugar per drink, you’ve got plenty of leeway to get creative with fun hot chocolate toppings!

Mushroom Cacao with Reishi Health Benefits:

  • Great for relaxation, calming, and stress relief.
  • Known for its sleep supporting properties—it won’t make you sleepy, but can help you wind down before bed.
  • This mix is entirely caffeine free, with only 25 calories per packet.
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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Made with Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
small pinch of salt
½ tsp peppermint extract

Optional Toppings

whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)
crushed peppermint
sprinkles
whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Heat almond milk on the stove. Add cacao mix, a small pinch of salt, and whisk to integrate. Remove from heat and add peppermint extract, to taste.
  • Add toppings as desired and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Orange Hot Chocolate

Orange Hot Chocolate

Enjoy the indulgent trio of orange, chocolate, and coconut in this simple orange hot chocolate recipe! By steeping orange peel for about an hour, its bright citrus flavor infuses into the warm coconut milk—making for an ultra-comforting base for your holiday beverage.

Then, between the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Mocha Mix AND a dash of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, this healthy hot chocolate is oozing with rich, healthy, chocolaty goodness! That Mocha Mix contains energizing Chaga mushrooms, plus a bit of coffee for a flavorful caffeine pick-me-up.

Mushroom Mocha Mix with Chaga Health Benefits:

  • Chaga mushrooms are known for the immune boosting benefits, as well as their high antioxidant content.
  • This mix contains a bit of caffeine from the coffee, so it’s a great way to start your day.
  • Only 20 calories and 1g of sugar per packet.
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Orange Hot Chocolate Recipe

Orange Hot Chocolate Recipe

Made with Four Sigmatic Mushroom Mocha Mix with Chaga

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: steep for 30-60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Orange Hot Chocolate

1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened (or milk of choice)
2-3 strips of orange peel (try to get as little of the white part of the orange as possible)
1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Mocha Mix with Chaga
1 Tbsp sugar-free/stevia sweetened chocolate chips, optional
small pinch of salt

Optional Toppings

whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)
fresh orange slices
orange zest
whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Combine coconut milk and orange peel in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, then remove from heat. Cover and allow to sit 30-60 minutes for more orange flavor.
  • Remove orange peel from the pan, and add Mushroom Mocha Mix, chocolate chips, and salt. Return to heat and whisk continuously as it heats until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Serve with desired toppings!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 65
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Mighty Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Sip on this mighty Mexican hot chocolate for a rich cup of cocoa with an invigorating kick of heat! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bring a sweet, spiced flavor to this drink, with a dash of cayenne for that zesty flavor kick. It’s sure to wake you up and warm you up—no caffeine necessary!

Made with the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Cordyceps, this healthy hot chocolate is fantastic for an energy boost and ideal as a pre-workout drink. With a scoop of Four Sigmatic 10 Mushroom Blend added into the mix, it’s a vegan hot chocolate that’s also great for immune support and full-body wellbeing. That’s what makes it such a MIGHTY Mexican hot chocolate!

Mushroom Cacao with Cordyceps Health Benefits:

  • Cordyceps is known for its ability to increase energy levels and improve physical performance.
  • A completely caffeine free energy boost, perfect to drink before a workout.
  • Only 25 calories and 2g sugar per packet.

10 Mushroom Blend Health Benefits:

  • A mixture of 10 of the most potent superfood mushrooms, with a wide range of body- and mind-defending properties.
  • Rich in antioxidants and superfood compounds.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Made with Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Revive with Cordyceps & 10 Mushroom Blend

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Mighty Mexican Hot Chocolate

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Cordyceps
1 scoop Four Sigmatic 10 Mushroom Blend
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cayenne pepper
small pinch of salt
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)
sprinkles
cinnamon candies
whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Heat almond milk on the stove. Add cacao mix, 10 mushroom blend, spices, and whisk to integrate. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, to taste.
  • Add toppings, dust with cocoa powder, etc. as desired and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Peanut Butter Protein Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Here’s a chilly twist on healthy hot chocolate that’s best served cold! This protein packed frozen hot chocolate is loaded with sippable peanut buttery goodness and SO easy to prepare—just blend everything together. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a low calorie hot chocolate milkshake experience!

To start, you’ll need to pour coconut milk into ice cube trays and freeze until set. This is the key base ingredient for a frozen hot chocolate that’s thick, rich, and irresistible! I’ve used the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi in this recipe, but you could just as easily use the mix with Cordyceps instead. Just don’t forget the Superfood Protein Powder for a nutritious boost!

Mushroom Cacao with Reishi Health Benefits:

  • Reishi is a calming, stress-relieving mushroom that can help support quality sleep.
  • This mix is entirely caffeine free, with only 25 calories per packet.

Superfood Protein Powder Health Benefits:

  • This Superfood Protein Powder is entirely plant based—perfect for adding to vegan hot chocolate or other beverages, oatmeal, or even baked goods.
  • And, since the powder is made with clean ingredients and totally unflavored, you can add it to just about anything you like.
  • Per scoop: 120 calories, 18g of protein, 2g of sugars.
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PB Protein Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Made with Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein Powder & Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Method: 1-2 hours to freeze

Ingredients

PB Protein Frozen Hot Chocolate

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, frozen into ice cubes
1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi
½ cup water or additional milk of choice
½ scoop Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein Powder
1 tsp peanut butter powder
small pinch of salt

Optional Toppings

whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)
peanuts
sprinkles
whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Freeze coconut milk as ice cubes.
  • Blend everything together. Adjust sweetness to taste.
  • Top as desired!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 10g

Chai Latte Hot Chocolate

Chai Hot Chocolate

This chai hot chocolate lets me enjoy two of my favorite cozy beverages in one: a healthy hot chocolate infused with a spiced chai tea latte! Double the comforting deliciousness, and double the superfood mushrooms.

I like to pump up the spiced goodness even more by simmering my almond milk with a cinnamon stick for a bit. It makes the Mushroom Cacao Mix and Chai Latte flavors even more festive! And, even though this is a chai hot chocolate recipe, the Four Sigmatic mixes here actually contain no black tea or caffeine so this drink is great for any time of day.

Mushroom Cacao with Reishi Health Benefits:

  • A calming, relaxing drink that can help you wind down before bedtime, thanks to the Reishi mushrooms.

Chai Latte with Turkey Tail Health Benefits:

  • A soothing, flavorful caffeine free blend with no black tea, just superfood mushrooms.
  • Reishi aids the body in dealing with stress, while Turkey Tail is one of the best mushrooms for gut health.
  • Only 35 calories and 2g of sugar per packet.
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Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe

Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe

Made with Four Sigmatic Mushroom Chai Latte Mix & Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Chai Latte Hot Chocolate

1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi
1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Chai Latte Mix
1 ½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
small pinch of salt

Optional Toppings

marshmallows
homemade vegan marshmallows
whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Heat almond milk on the stove with cinnamon stick. Add cacao and chai mixes, a small pinch of salt, and whisk to integrate. Allow to simmer, remove from heat, and serve!
  • Add toppings as desired and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
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