Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

When the weather has that crisp chill to it, I almost instantly crave a hot drink. And while coffee is usually my go-to, when the sun goes down, I’ve often already had my fill of coffee for the day and need something a little more fitting for the nighttime. This Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix is just the thing!

Rather than a store-bought cocoa mix that’s full of artificial ingredients or lots of sugar, I like to make my own mix using Swerve. If you aren’t familiar with Swerve, it’s a zero-calorie, non-glycemic sweetener that replaces sugar cup-for-cup.

What’s even better than warming up with a cup of cocoa made from this deliciously simple mix is doing so while making more batches to give as gifts! Who can resist making several batches of this easy recipe – one for you and your family at home to try and enjoy, and the other to package up and give to friends and coworkers. Jar this up and decorate the jars with ribbon and a cute label. Include instructions for making the cocoa – ¼ cup cocoa mix + ¾ cup hot milk of choice.

Catch this recipe in action on Facebook LIVE this Friday, December 14th at 12pm EST. I’ll be showing you all how to make it in our Gluten Free & More kitchen, so be sure to visit our Facebook page then. Hope to see you there!

Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Mix

3.50 from 4 votes
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
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Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 cups Swerve Confectioners
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder*
  • 2 teaspoons ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until fully combined and no lumps.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • To serve, mix ¼ cup mix with ¾ cups hot milk of any kind.

*Vanilla powder:

  • To make your own vanilla powder, simply roast 4 vanilla beans in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until fully dry. Grind into a fine powder in a spice grinder. Use ½ teaspoon powder for every teaspoon of vanilla extract.


Nutrition Facts for Cocoa Mix

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Tags: Cocoa Gifts Hot Chocolate Swerve
  1. suzi
    December 15, 2021

    would monk fruit powder work? I need to make this!! thank you!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 15, 2021

      This uses the “confectioners sugar” version of Swerve. If there is a confectioners-style monk fruit powder then yes. You’ll want to adjust amounts accordingly if monk fruit and Swerve aren’t exactly cup for cup.

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