Recipe for Collagen Hot Chocolate

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Did you know that most Mesoamerican societies had, and still have, a foamy ritual associated with the preparation of drinking chocolate? Individuals in charge of making the holy cacao drinks would pour the concoction from one vessel to the next, creating a thick froth on top. This collagen hot chocolate recipe allows you to accomplish the same thing from the comfort of your own home, and it’s likely to provide even more skin-protecting effects than those ancient herbs did.

So why should you take collagen every day, and why in this form?

Collagen is a protein present in abundance in your body, but natural synthesis decreases around the age of 25, and reduces drastically around the age of 40. Nevertheless, collagen supplements may help to compensate for this loss. Powdered collagens are animal-derived, so they deliver full proteins, but theyre also beneficial to the skin since this pre-formed collagen provides the substance your skin needs to produce its own. I simply like to drink mine in the form of a hot cocoa collagen latte since it tastes wonderful and serves as a healthy habit for me to begin my day with.

I appreciate Vital Proteins collagen powder because of the additional vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, as well as the overall product quality and brand repute.

Questions about Collagen Hot Chocolate

Is collagen hot chocolate keto?

Absolutely, provided you use sugar-free chocolate and a keto-friendly mylk, such as almond milk.

Is collagen hot chocolate vegan?

No, not at all! Collagen is sourced from animals (in my case, bovines), hence it is not a vegan supplement.

Is this a high protein hot chocolate recipe?

Each serving contains around 11g of protein, plus or less one gram depending on the cacao content. Also, both mammalian and soy milk include tryptophan, you will get a complete protein (chocolate is also high in tryptophan, but not enough to fully complete the protein).

Can I use cocoa powder instead of chocolate?

This recipe’s richness comes from cacao in its whole, thus I strongly recommend using dark chocolate. But, crucial proteins hot cocoa mix was really popular a while ago, so if you want to use cocoa powder, be sure to add enough fat to compensate.

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Recipe for Collagen Hot Chocolate

A tasty and protein-rich hot chocolate recipe with flavor options below!

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • 4oz milk (or mylk)
  • 1-2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1oz to 2oz high quality dark chocolate (70%+ is best, and the source of the cacao is important, as some companies use beans that make a very bitter chocolate)
  • 1 scoop collagen powder/10g collagen in any form (I like and have been using Vital Proteins brand)


  1. Heat your 4oz. of a liquid of choice over medium heat until slightly bubbling.
  2. While the liquid heats, chop your chocolate into chocolate chip-sized pieces and put it in a heat-proof mug.
  3. If your chocolate comes out still chunky after a couple minutes, you can microwave your whole mug for 20 seconds, then take it out and let it sit for an additional 2 minutes. This will allow the chunks to melt into the liquid so that you can then finish blending it.
  4. Pour your near-boiling liquid into the cup, on top of the chocolate, letting the hot liquid melt your chocolate for two full minutes.
  5. Add in your scoop of collagen and your heavy cream, and quickly blend it into the hot chocolate and voila! All done. Adding mint oil or ginger puree or even lemon zest would be a beautiful mix-up if you plan to make this a regular part of your routine.


  • Remember to use a high-percentage craft chocolate in your hot cocoa! Otherwise your chocolate will end up flatter-tasting rather than complex.
  • Whip up your drink with an extra 30 seconds on the frother; it really makes a difference!
  • If you’re going to use a non-dairy milk in your cocoa, I’d recommend using a creamier option, like macadamia or coconut milk, rather than the more common finds like oat or almond milk.
  • You can also prepare this collagen hot chocolate ahead of time— sans milk— by chopping up the chocolate and measuring out 1-2 Tbsp. of heavy cream powder + the collagen. Just add milk & voila!
  • I appreciate Vital Proteins collagen powder because of the additional vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, as well as the overall product quality and brand repute.

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