Instant Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate

by Evolved Chocolate

Why slave over your stove when making hot chocolate when you can just put it in an Instant Pot? This paleo version is kicked up a notch thanks to some orange zest, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper! 

Instant Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten free, Paleo
Servings: 8 servings


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 cups dairy-free milk we used 2 cups coconut milk and 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 bars Evolved Chocolate Signature Dark
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest


  • Add the dairy-free milk, chocolate, honey, vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, and orange zest to the liner of the instant pot.
  • Whisk the ingredients well and close the lid.
  • Set the valve to sealing.
  • Use the saute setting. Cook for about 5 minutes or until instant pot beeps.
  • After the instant pot beeps, turn it off. Allow the pressure to release for 5 minutes before opening the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the lid and mix the hot chocolate with a whisk.
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.


You can use 5 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of Evoled Chocolate bars but recipe might not be paleo, depending on the brand of chocolate chips used.
For a vegan version, you can sub honey for maple syrup. 
For a keto version, you can use monk fruit in place of honey or maple syrup. 
Difficulty level: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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