Bone broth hot chocolate is a delicious drink to sip any time you want a mug of something warm and healing. I love making this drink after dinner on quiet, dark winter evenings and enjoying it with a game of backgammon or a good book. I have also included two methods below for how I like to make this drink: a traditional and “lazy girl” method. Served with a few collagen marshmallows or a sprinkle of cinnamon, bone broth hot chocolate is a festive and seasonal beverage perfect for kids, adults, company, or yourself.
Benefits of drinking bone broth
Bone broth is known to be extremely nourishing and healing to the gut microbiome. Additionally, the collagen found in bone broth is great for your hair, skin, and nails. This broth also supports your immune system and cell regeneration while reducing inflammation.
How to make bone broth
I like to simmer marrow bones (beef, chicken, or turkey) for at least 6 hours with veggies like carrots, onions, garlic, and celery. You can also add ginger, lemongrass, or tumeric for their additional healing properties. I strain the broth through a cheesecloth and a fine mesh sieve and store in the fridge for a week or the freezer for several months.
Ingredients and supplies you will need for bone broth hot chocolate:
- Bone Broth: homemade is best (see above)! Or you can buy premade
- Cocoa Powder
- Milk: I like to use local raw or low temp pasteurized milk, but if you can’t find that, here is the next best thing: Organic, Whole Milk
- Sweetener of Choice-I like to use organic cane sugar or maple syrup
- Ancient Mineral Salt to bring out those chocolatey flavors!
- Vanilla (optional, but recommended)
- Small saucepan
- Milk frother – I cannot recommend this milk frother enough! It is so powerful and makes the perfect micro foam.
Two methods to make bone broth hot chocolate:
Lazy girl method:
When I’m feeling lazy or am on the go, I add all of my ingredients to a milk frother and let it heat up in there. If I think it’s too much liquid for the frother, I will first froth the broth with the cocoa powder, add it to a mug, and then froth the milk with my sweetener before adding that to my mug and stirring.
The stove-top method takes slightly longer but only involves adding all the ingredients to a small pot and warming it up. I like to whisk everything together while I wait for the liquid to start producing steam, that’s how you know it’s done!
- Cardamom- I love the flavor cardamom pods bring to hot chocolate. I add them in as I heat up the liquid, and strain them out before serving.
- Dried rose petals- for a light floral touch
- Collagen marshmallows-for more gut healing benefits
Bone Broth Hot Chocolate
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup bone broth
- 1 ½ TBSP dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 TBSP sweetener of choice maple syrup, honey, sweetened condensed milk, etc.
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla optional!
- 1 TBSP dark chocolate chips optional!
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat while stirring ~ or see above for the "lazy girl method"
- As soon as the hot chocolate starts to produce steam, cut off the heat and serve