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Blackberry Dark Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season for hot cocoa fa la la la la la la la la… and I have the perfect recipe for you! This Dark Hot Chocolate + Blackberries will surely keep you warm & cozy this winter. I used Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides for this delicious recipe creation. I even made some homemade marshmallows and topped it with a few blackberries. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo and it has 18g of protein!

__________ INGREDIENTS 1 cup dairy free milk* 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 TB maple syrup 1 1/2 TB cacao 2 scoops Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides 1/2 cup water

I tried both Malk Organics cashew milk and Good Karma Foods Flax Milk - both worked beautifully. I used The Maple Guild’s maple syrup and Natierra Superfoods cacao powder. I made paleo marshmallows (still working on that recipe), but you can use any kind of marshmallow that your heart desires. I did use Vital Proteins' Beef Gelatin to make the marshmallows, YAY!


In a small saucepan, pour dairy free milk of choice, vanilla, and maple syrup and heat. Pour into festive mug and set aside.

In the same sauce pan, boil 1/2 cup water. Once boiling, turn off heat and mix in Vital Protiens Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides and cacao. Once fully combined, pour chocolate and water mixture into mug with dairy free milk and stir.

Top with homemade or store-bought marshmallows and a few blackberries.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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