This Bone Broth Hot Chocolate recipe features all the rich, chocolate flavor of traditional hot cocoa with a boost of nutrient-rich ingredients for a warm, comforting beverage you can feel good about! 

Bone broth hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

What Is Bone Broth Hot Chocolate? 

Bone broth hot chocolate is exactly what it sounds like – hot chocolate made with nutrient-dense bone broth! It features all the traditional hot chocolate ingredients and comes together in minutes on the stove. 

However, it’s loaded with nutrients to keep you feeling your best all winter long. 

Is Bone Broth Good for You? 

Yes! Bone broth is made by simmering bones and connective tissues of animals long and slow to create a broth. 

As a result, it’s full of nutrients and health benefits, and consuming bone broth can:

  • Improve Digestion
  • Fight Inflammation
  • Improve Sleep and Brain Function

Better-for-You Hot Chocolate Ingredients

  • Beef Bone Broth – Use a high-quality storebought bone broth, or make beef bone broth at home
  • Unsweetened Chocolate – We recommend using dark or semi-sweet baking chocolate. 
  • Milk – Whole milk will yield the richest taste and creamiest texture, but any milk you like best will taste great! 
  • Sugar – We use granulated sugar, but any sweetener or sugar substitute you like best such as honey or maple syrup can be used. 
  • Coffee – Technically optional, this helps enhance the rich chocolate flavor. Use decaf coffee to keep this recipe caffeine-free! 
  • Cacao Powder – NOT cocoa powder! Cacao powder is made from raw cacao beans and is full of health benefits for a drink you can feel good about! 
  • Flavor Enhancers – Pure vanilla extract and just a pinch of salt help enhance the flavor of the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Cinnamon  – We like to add a dash of ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks for a warm flavor, but it’s optional! 
A mug of bone broth hot chocolate topped with whipped cream.

Skip the Storebought Mix, and Make Homemade Bone Broth Hot Chocolate Instead! 

  1. Combine. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the unsweetened chocolate, milk, cacao powder, sugar, and coffee. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are well combined. 
  2. Add the bone broth. Stir in the bone broth, and heat for an additional few minutes until warmed through. 
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. 
  4. Serve. Pour your bone broth hot cocoa into mugs, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy warm! 
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Topping Ideas

This bone broth hot chocolate recipe is plenty tasty all on its own. However, if you’re really looking to treat yourself, try topping it with: 

  • Whipped Cream 
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Nutella Spread
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Peppermint Flakes

Can I Make this Recipe Ahead of Time? 

This recipe is when fresh. However, if you’re serving a crowd, you can combine the ingredients and keep them in a crockpot on the “warm” setting! 

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A mug of bone broth hot chocolate topped with whipped cream.

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Learn how to make bone broth hot chocolate at home for a nutrient-rich drink full of rich, chocolate flavor you’ll love!

Ingredients  

  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 – 2 Tablespoons cacao powder adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup high-quality beef bone broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick optional

Instructions 

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the unsweetened chocolate, milk, cacao powder, sugar (or sweetener of choice), and coffee. Whisk these ingredients together on medium heat until the chocolate is completely melted, and the mixture becomes smooth.
    6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup milk, 1.5 – 2 Tablespoons cacao powder, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup coffee
  • Once the chocolate, milk, cacao powder, sugar, and coffee are well combined and smooth, add the high-quality beef bone broth to the saucepan.
    1/2 cup high-quality beef bone broth
  • Continue to cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly, for an additional 2 minutes. Make sure everything is fully incorporated and the mixture is heated through.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt for added flavor.
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, Pinch of sea salt
  • If desired, top the hot chocolate with a sprinkle of cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick for extra aroma and taste.
    Pinch of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick
  • Pour the frothy bone broth hot chocolate into mugs.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 987mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 16mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Yes! You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just be sure to give the drink a good stir to redistribute the ingredients.

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      Alia & Radwa