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Bone Broth Hot Chocolate (Gut-Healthy & High Protein)

This bone broth hot chocolate is exactly what it sounds like! It combines nutrient dense bone broth with those chocolatey flavors you love. It’s the perfect way to blend the taste you love with some major health benefits.

bone broth hot chocolate in clear glass mugs with whipped cream on top.

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Why You’ll Love This Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

This is the perfect drink for when those sweet cravings hit! It’s a great way to enjoy a classic favorite while also reaping some health benefits from it. It’s warm, chocolatey, smooth, and just so easy to make that you’ll be making it over and over again. 

Between the bone broth and the added scoop of collagen peptides, you get a whopping 15 grams of protein from this hot chocolate. Plus, the cocoa powder will give you 4 grams of fiber. Fiber plus protein is the ideal combo for optimal blood sugar levels and will help to balance out the natural sugars found in the maple syrup. Blood sugar balance is necessary for optimal health, including hormone health. 

The benefits of bone broth are plentiful, which has given it a health halo in recent years. Most of bone broth’s protein structure is collagen. Collagen can help to reduce inflammation, improve joint health, hair, skin, and nails (1). 

Additionally, bone broth is rich in the amino acid glutamine, which is known for its ability to improve gut health. Glutamine can enhance the gut microbiome and strengthen the gut lining (2). This may be particularly advantageous for those with PCOS since the gut microbiome tends to be less diverse.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients needed to make bone broth hot chocolate.
  • Bone Broth – You can make your own bone broth or use store-bought like I did. I used chicken bone broth but you can opt for beef bone broth if you prefer. 
  • Milk of Choice – I used whole milk for this recipe, which gives it a nice creamy texture and masks the bone broth taste. I’ve also used almond milk before too, which gives it a thinner texture with more hints of bone broth. Opt for whatever type of milk you prefer! If you have PCOS and are wondering about which type of milk is best for you, don’t miss this post: Best Milk For PCOS: Should You Go Dairy-Free?
  • Cocoa Powder – This is what gives you all the chocolatey goodness! I used 2 tablespoons in my recipe, but you can easily adjust the amount to suit your preferences.
  • Monk Fruit Sweetener – I love the mild sweet taste of monk fruit sweetener, and the fact that it’s a zero-calorie sweetener. If you don’t have monkfruit sweetener, you can omit it entirely and simply increase the amount of maple syrup.
  • Maple Syrup – This may seem mundane since we already have the monk fruit sweetener, but pure maple syrup adds a different flavor dimension to this drink. Feel free to just omit maple syrup for more monk fruit if you prefer though!
  • Collagen Peptides – I like to add just a scoop of unflavored collagen peptides to this drink. It doesn’t change the flavor or consistency, but it adds extra protein and other essential nutrients. 

How To Make Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

overhead shot of bone broth hot chocolate in a saucepan with a whisk.

I love this bone broth hot chocolate recipe for so many reasons, but two reasons are that it uses simple ingredients and it’s so easy to make!

All you need to do is add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined and warmed through. 

Then pour it into your favorite coffee mug and enjoy!

If you’re feeling fancy, you can top it off with some whipped cream, mini marshmallows, a sprinkle of cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, or even a caramel drizzle.

bone broth hot chocolate in a clear glass mug with whipped cream on top.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Dairy-free? Simply use a dairy-free milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk. 
  • Gluten free? Just make sure you’re choosing a gluten-free bone broth.
  • No Monkfruit sweetener? Substitute coconut sugar or omit it and increase the amount of maple syrup you add according to your taste preferences.
  • Prefer lower calorie? Substitute maple syrup for more monkfruit sweetener or another zero calorie sweetener. Use a lower calorie milk like skim milk or almond milk.
  • Make it a summertime treat by allowing the hot chocolate mixture to cool then pouring into popsicle molds and freezing for a frosty fudgsicle.
  • Make it spicy by adding a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
  • Make it a salted caramel hot chocolate by drizzling some caramel on top and adding a touch of sea salt. Based on your preferences, you may be able to omit the sea salt since the delicious bone broth tends to be salty.
  • Make it a peppermint bone broth hot cocoa by adding peppermint extract.
  • Add more flavor by adding a dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract.
overhead shot of bone broth hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.

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bone broth hot chocolate in a clear glass mug with whipped cream on top.

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate (Gut-Healthy & High Protein)

This delicious beverage combines the health benefits of bone broth with the chocolatey flavors you love!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy, portable
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 233kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole milk or milk of choice
  • ¾ cup chicken bone broth
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp collagen peptides

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk over medium heat until well combined and heated through (about 5 minutes).
  • Pour into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Notes

Substitute skim milk or a plant-based milk like almond milk or soy milk instead of whole milk. 
Omit monkfruit sweetener and add more maple syrup. 
For lower calorie, omit maple syrup and add more monkfruit sweetener. 
Top bone broth hot chocolate with whipped cream, cinnamon, mini marshmallows, or a caramel drizzle.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 1mg

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