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Published on December 07, 2021

mug of peppermint hot chocolate

Recipes: Hot Chocolate Five Ways

Did you know Dec. 13 is National Hot Cocoa Day? To help you celebrate here are some healthy hot cocoa drink recipes for you to try.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Banana Hot Chocolate

  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao

Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Vanilla Bean Coconut Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice mix (½ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg,⅛ teaspoon cloves, ¼ teaspoon ginger and a pinch of cardamom)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions for All Recipes

  1. Begin by adding your almond or coconut milk to a small pot and bring to a slow roll over medium heat.
  2. Add in all ingredients and whisk until mix-ins are well combined with milk.
    Serve immediately.

Source: thehealthymaven.com

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