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Almond Hot Chocolate

Almond Hot Chocolate


  • Hot Chocolate:
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze® Original 
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Chocolate-Covered Almonds:
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roasted
  • 2 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped


Place the chocolate and cocoa in a mixing bowl.  Heat Almond Breeze® in a saucepan.  Pour over chocolate and cocoa and whisk well to melt and make frothy.  Stir in vanilla.  If available, use a hand blender or hand mixer to make it even more frothy on top.  Pour into mugs and serve immediately.  Dust with cocoa to garnish and serve with Chocolate-Covered Almonds.

Chocolate-Covered Almonds:
Place a metal bowl of chocolate on top of one inch of water in a small saucepan.  Bring water to a low simmer; stir chocolate until melted.  Remove pan from heat.  Working quickly, dip half of each almond in melted chocolate.  Let dry on waxed paper, and serve.

To Roast almonds: Spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350ºF oven and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.

Nutritional Analysis

Almond Hot Chocolate:

Calories 278
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g
Carbohydrate 36g
Protein 6g


Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 4g
Calcium 168mg
Magnesium 85mg
Potassium 378mg
Sodium 77mg
Vitamin E 4.4mg*

Chocolate-Covered Almonds:

Calories 168
Carbohydrate 12g
Protein 4g
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 3.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2g


Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 3g
Calcium 47mg
Magnesium 64mg
Potassium 177mg
Sodium mg
Vitamin E 4.7mg*

* Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California