Barcelona-Style Hot Chocolate

Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Barcelona-Style Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Recipe on G-Free Foodie is sure to make the season bright! Try it dairy free too: with soy, coconut or almond milk.


  • 2/3  cup  boiling water
  • 2  ounces  good-quality dark or bittersweet (60 to 70 percent cocoa, dairy free is OK) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3  cups  milk (dairy, soy, coconut or almond)
  • 1  cup  brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  2-inch piece orange rind strip
  • 1/4  cup  whipped cream or dairy free whipping topping
  • Cocoa powder or cinnamon (optional, for presentation)


Combine 2/3 cup boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (through rind); cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk. Heat 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil). Discard rind. Pour 1 cup mixture into each of 4 mugs.
Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving. Dust with cocoa powder or cinnamon, if desired.

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