Easy French Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe

Easy French Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe

The cold weather has me craving all the yummy warm drinks, which is why I created this easy french vanilla hot chocolate recipe!  I’m using one of my go-tos, Torani Sugar Free Syrups!

The cold weather has me craving all the yummy warm drinks, which is why I created this easy french vanilla hot chocolate recipe!  I'm using one of my go-tos, Torani Sugar Free Syrups!

It’s rich, chocolatey flavor offers a hint of french vanilla to it with the addition of Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup.  Plus, I topped it with whipped cream and Torani Puremade White Chocolate Syrup. YUM! 

This post is sponsored by Torani, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  You can easily shop for their products here.

Experimenting in the Kitchen

The cold weather has me craving all the yummy warm drinks, which is why I created this easy french vanilla hot chocolate recipe!  I'm using one of my go-tos, Torani Sugar Free Syrups!

When I thought about creating this hot chocolate recipe, I knew I wanted a fun twist on it.  I instantly thought of a hot chocolate bomb and a fun flavor twist using Torani Sugar Free Syrup. Torani Sugar Free Syrups are made with simple and thoughtfully sourced ingredients. 

With my sleep schedule disrupted with a newborn, I’m doing my best to eat clean and maximize my natural energy.  One thing I always do when I’m focused on healthy eating is watch my sugar intake. To me, it’s not about eliminating all sugar but having it in moderation.  

keto friendly recipe calorie free flavor

Don’t get me wrong, I still love a sugar free or calorie free drink when I can find the right recipe.  However, for hot chocolate, I want *real* chocolate with a sugar free syrup. Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup adds a fun twist to a traditional hot chocolate.  

Torani Syrup Recipes

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I love that Torani syrups always mix well with drinks. Plus, it’s easy to use.  Simply add a spoonful to your coffee, cocoa or latte for an everyday guilt-free treat.  I’ve used Torani syrups to make coffee creamer, milkshakes, cocktails, lattes and smoothies

What I love most about Torani syrups and sauces is their ability to work in so many different recipes.  Over the years, Matt and I have gotten into making our own lattes and experimenting more with coffee.  Using Torani Sugar Free Syrups allows us to make so many different types of lattes, but without adding calories to it. 

Since Emmie entered toddlerhood, we’ve played in the kitchen so much more.  I find creating crafts and recipes in the kitchen is an excellent way to keep her busy and make her more interested in food and eating. 

hot chocolate bomb

Torani syrups and sauces are also a great addition to baking!  One of my favorite recipes of all time are these s’mores bars I made a few holidays back.  They’ve become our go-to.  The Torani Peppermint S’mores bars are easy to make and SO delicious.  


There are so many ways to use Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup!  To give you a few ideas, you could make:

  • French vanilla cake
  • French vanilla latte
  • French vanilla silk pie
  • French vanilla coffee creamer
  • French vanilla coffee
  • French vanilla cream bars
  • French vanilla cream cheese frosting
  • French vanilla sugar cookies
  • French vanilla iced coffee

The options are honestly endless!  I’ve been playing around with different lactation drinks now that I’m breastfeeding again, and I definitely want to add some additional flavor to them.  Once I come up with a great recipe, I’ll be sure to share it with you!

French Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe

You could easily modify this recipe to be a sugar free recipe, low carb or a keto recipe though if you want to!  Hot chocolate is such a fun treat in the winter. 

If you’re going for a happy hour stroll, you could always spike it, too!  I shared a peppermint hot chocolate recipe a while back and how Matt & I had spiked hot chocolate for our first date.  You can read more about that here

OK, back to the recipe.  It’s super easy to create, and you probably have most of what you need in the house! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup whole milk heated 
  • 1 chocolate bomb 
  • 4 large marshmallows (or 10 small marshmallows)
  • 2 tablespoons of Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Torani Puremade White Chocolate Sauce (optional)

To make this hot chocolate, heat 1 cup of milk.  I used whole milk, but you can use any milk you like.  Whenever I make hot chocolate, I always use whole milk – it gives it that rich and creamy taste. 

Place your marshmallows in the bottom of the mug and add add your hot chocolate bomb.  Pour the hot milk over the cocoa bomb and stir.  Then, add two tablespoons of Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup.  

french vanilla hot chocolate

Stir.  Top with your desired toppings.  I opted for a sugar free whip cream and drizzled Torani Puremade White Chocolate Sauce.  

Where to find Torani Syrups


Purchase your Torani Sugar Free Syrups online at torani.com and try this recipe.  If you have a sweet tooth, you will love this sugar free drink! 

Torani.com also has a great store locator link to find a location near you. 

However, if you’re like us, you’re ordering nearly everything online these days!  With two kids, it’s hard to get organized enough to get out the door to run errands.  Online ordering has been my best friend! 

french vanilla hot chocolate

They also have tons of recipes as well to give you more inspiration about what you can create with Torani Sugar Free Syrups and Puremade Sauces.  If you make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram!  I’d love to see it!!  Plus, if you come up with another fun recipe, please share it with me.

I’m always using my Torani syrups to create fun new recipes in the kitchen. They are the perfect go-to for a flavorful yet calorie-free addition to so many drinks and recipes.

You can find more fun recipes on my blog here or on Pinterest. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our little family does!  It will be the perfect addition to a cozy winter night at home or even family game night. 

#SugarFreeStart #Torani

Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.


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