Dog-friendly hot chocolate recipe could brighten up the holiday season

dog-friendly hot chocolate (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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A dog-friendly hot chocolate recipe could be just the thing for this holiday season.

A dog-friendly hot chocolate recipe would be pretty amazing for Christmas 2020, wouldn’t it? It combines the comfort good taste and familiarity with the added pleasure of spoiling our favorite puppers.

Unfortunately, dogs can’t really eat chocolate safely, as dark chocolate is highly toxic to their digestive systems, though most milk chocolate will merely be uncomfortable. It all kind of depends on the size of the dog and how much they ate, and the bottom line is that dogs shouldn’t have chocolate if at all possible (some dogs still may steal Halloween candy, though).

Thankfully, has a solution to this problem with a dog-friendly hot chocolate recipe that they posted on their blog, and even better, it’s also human-friendly to drink.

The ingredients are fairly easy, too: 2 cups coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of carob powder, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

The preparation steps are easy as well – To start, mix together the coconut milk and carob powder in a saucepan with the stove on medium heat, stirring until all the lumps are gone.

Next, add in the honey and vanilla extract, and continue heating until the desired temperature is reached.

While humans are encouraged to drink (carefully) while hot, it would probably be better to let it cool down to something nearer room temperature before we share with our puppers, because they don’t typically enjoy hot drinks, and it would be too sad if they burned their tongues by mistake.

Carob is often used as a chocolate alternative, and since it doesn’t contain any caffeine or therobromine, it’s safe for our doggos to use.

And since pet food has gotten more human-like over the past few years, it isn’t really that surprising that people might develop dog-friendly recipes like this.

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We hope you and your doggos enjoy this dog-friendly hot chocolate recipe this Christmas 2020!