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.

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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.

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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!

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Spiced Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
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