Spiced Low FODMAP Hot Chocolate

Hi FODMAPers, my name is Toni Fiori, and I work with Kate at For a Digestive Peace of Mind, a nutrition consulting practice.  Kate and I share a few similar interests such as cooking and eating delicious food, carving out some time to relax and enjoy life, and of course, anything to do with the gastrointestinal tract.  🙂

At For a Digestive Peace of Mind, I help our clients incorporate the low FODMAP diet into their everyday life so they too can enjoy food with friends and family and bring happiness back to meals.


Wrapping your hands around a warm mug and sipping on hot cocoa can soothe the body and the soul.

With the colder weather settling in, we thought a great way to share our culture here at For a Digestive Peace of Mind is to talk about low FODMAP comfort foods. My idea of a comfort food is one that is sentimental and heart-warming, a recipe that makes enough to share (or maybe even go back for seconds), and something that you can whip up even when you are feeling a bit lazy.


My personal favorite comfort food is hot cocoa, so I decided to share a spruced up version with you all: Spiced Hot Chocolate, a low FODMAP version, of course!

This rich, chocolatey beverage is quick to make and definitely satisfies a chocolate craving. I love anything spicy, so the dash of cayenne is an added kick. 🙂

We hope you enjoy it!


Spiced Hot Chocolate


  • Serves 4, 4 ounce serving size
  • 2 cups low FODMAP milk of choice.
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, adds a nice kick if you tolerate it)
  • Whipped Cream Topping (optional)
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar


  1. In small saucepan, add the milk over medium-low heat, to warm up the milk.
  2. Add cocoa, sugar, vanilla, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne; whisk until well blended.
  3. Continue to heat until mixture is starting to steam.
  4. If using, make whipped cream by pouring cream and powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl and beating mixture, with an electric mixer, until mixture is thickened and fluffy.
  5. Pour hot chocolate into 4 cups and top each serving with 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream, plus a few dashes of cinnamon.