High-Protein Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate is rich, creamy, and full of health benefits, too! An elevated version of everyone’s favorite beverage, it comes together in a single pot in minutes and is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving without any guilt. Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings to really treat yourself! 

Up close photo of bone broth hot cocoa in a mug.

What Is Bone Broth Hot Chocolate? 

Bone broth hot chocolate is exactly what it sounds like – hot chocolate made with bone broth! I know it might sound a little strange, but don’t knock it ‘till you try it. 

It’s actually super delicious and tastes way better than any store-bought hot chocolate mix. I promise you can’t even taste the bone broth! 

Instead, you get an ultra-chocolatey drink that’s low in sugar and high in protein. I like to serve it plain, but you can mix and match different ingredients to switch up the flavor to satisfy your cravings. Make a single batch for yourself, or double or triple the recipe for the family. 

Kettle and Fire Bone Broth and Fairlife Chocolate Milk with dark chocolate bar and cinnamon.

Benefits of Bone Broth 

If you’re unfamiliar, bone broth is a type of broth made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of animals. This forms a liquid stock that can be used to make soups, stews, sauces, gravies, and hot chocolate! 

Not only is it full of flavor and great for cooking, but bone broth is also full of health benefits, too. For instance, consuming bone broth can: 

  • Help build and strengthen bones.
  • Improve digestion. 
  • Fight inflammation. 
  • Improve joint health. 
  • Improve brain function. 

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the complete details, prep time, nutrition information, etc.! 

Jars with chicken bone broth and chocolate milk, and a bowl with cinnamon and chocolate.
  • Bone Broth – I use chicken bone broth, because it has a slightly milder taste than other varieties, but beef bone broth will also work! 
  • Chocolate Milk Fairlife chocolate milk is my favorite, because it’s super rich and is lower in sugar and higher in protein than other varieties. Feel free to use whatever you like best and have on hand, though. 
  • Dark Chocolate – The darker, the better in my opinion! I use 90% chocolate, but any variety will taste great. You can even substitute chocolate chips if that’s what you have on hand. 
  • Flavor Enhancers – A dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle of sea salt enhance the chocolate flavor and add extra warmth that makes this bone broth hot chocolate like a hug in a mug. 
  • Optional Add-Ins – I also like to add a dash of vanilla extract for a subtle note of extra sweetness and a scoop of collagen powder for even more protein and health benefits. They’re totally optional but highly recommended!  

How to Make High-Protein Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small pot over medium-low heat. 
  2. Stir to melt the chocolate and combine the ingredients. 
  3. Pour your bone broth hot chocolate into a mug, and add your toppings of choice! 

Flavor Variations

I like to serve this recipe plain, leaving it super chocolatey, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch it up! Some great ways to switch it up include:  

  • Stirring in heavy cream or whipped cream for an even creamier consistency. 
  • Adding spices like pumpkin spice or nutmeg for extra warmth. 
  • Creating a boozy beverage with a splash of peppermint schnapps, Baileys, or amaretto. 
  • Stirring in flavored syrups like caramel syrup or vanilla syrup. 
  • Adding extracts like peppermint extract or almond extract for a new flavor profile. 

Topping Ideas

Up close photo of bone broth hot cocoa in a mug topped with marshmallows.

Of course, you can never go wrong with good old-fashioned marshmallows! However, if you’re feeling extra fancy, try topping your homemade bone broth hot chocolate with toppings like: 

  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Flakes 
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time? 

This recipe is best served right away while it’s still warm. However, if you want to prepare ahead of time or have leftovers, they can be transferred to a sealable jar and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days

Warm the beverage in a pot over medium-low heat on the stove when you’re ready to serve! 

Up close photo of healthy bone broth hot cocoa in a small mug.

High-Protein Bone Broth Hot Chocolate Recipe

Upgrade your favorite beverage with this high-protein, low-sugar, bone broth hot chocolate recipe made with just five ingredients!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: bone broth hot chocolate, bone broth hot cocoa, high protien drink, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, low sugar, nourishing drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 142kcal
Cost: $2.00

Equipment

  • 1 small soup pot
  • 1 whisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 square dark chocolate about 10 grams
  • dash salt if desired

Instructions

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a small pot.
  • Heat on medium-low, continue to whisk, until the chocolate is melted and the hot cocoa is warmed to your liking. There is no need to simmer or boil.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and enjoy! If desired, add marshmallows.

Notes

Nutrition (w/out marshmallows): calories: 142, protein: 16 grams, fat: 7 grams, carbs: 4 grams

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