Make This Dog-Safe ‘Hot Chocolate’ Drink This Winter

By: Nicole PajerUpdated:

biscotti and dog-friendly 'chocolate'
Lynn Karlin

Make This Dog-Safe ‘Hot Chocolate’ Drink This Winter

Everyone likes a cup of hot chocolate on a frigid winter day. However, chocolate contains theobromine, making it extremely toxic to dogs. Carob, on the other hand, is a cocoa alternative that is safe for pups to enjoy.

We’ve teamed up with Kevyn Matthews, The Dog Chef, to bring you this exclusive recipe for a dog-friendly "hot chocolate" that pairs perfectly with our dog-friendly biscotti recipe.

This "hot chocolate" so sweet and delicious, humans can enjoy it as well. (Just add marshmallows.)

Remember, if your dog has a history of dietary sensitivity, you may want to check with your veterinarian before deviating from his regular diet.

Dog-Safe ‘Hot Chocolate’ Recipe

dog-safe 'hot chocolate' recipe

Ingredients and Supplies

2 cups coconut milk

2 tablespoons carob powder

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Small saucepan




Combine milk and carob powder in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking to remove any lumps.


Then, stir in honey and vanilla extract. Continue heating to desired temperature.

How to Serve


Sip while hot.


Let cool before you knock the bowl over and slurp it up.

Pair with One of These Dog Treats

The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Mutt Mallows Original Roasted Vanilla Soft-Baked Dog Treats
Bocce's Bakery Campfire S'mores Peanut Butter, Carob & Vanilla Recipe Dog Treats
This recipe was designed for dogs and reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat, snack or food topper. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies. If your pet has health issues (including food allergies or sensitivities to fats) or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.


By: Nicole PajerUpdated: