Ultimate Hot Cocoa Recipe: Healthy, Rich, and Creamy Warm Chocolate Delight

December 24, 2008

By Dr. Rebecca Coleman

Take a moment for you in this busy season.  Treat yourself to our magic delight.  It is perfect to warm you up from the winter cold. Plus, the secret ingredient is boosts your metabolism. No one has to know its healthy. The kids will love it too – enjoy this radiant recipe!

Makes 2 servings

2 cups Soy and/or Almond Milk. (I use Unsweetened Vanilla Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla WestSoy Milk, or a combination of half of each)
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Organic Cocoa (Nature’s First Law Organic Raw Powdered Cocoa)
1-2 tsp Organic Coconut Oil (Jungle Organic Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Cold Pressed)

Stevia powder or Agave Nectar – sweeten to taste

Mocha Option
Add ¼ cup Coffee (Fresh Brewed or Espresso)
2 tsp Powdered Instant Espresso (Medaglia D’Oro Instant Powdered Espresso)
2 tsp Mount Hagen Organic Cafe (decaf or reg)

Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until the coconut oil melts.  Blend with a wand style hand mixer (if available for more frothy results) or with a wire whisk. Pour into mugs.  Enjoy!

Adjust ingredients to taste.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes (depending on how handy your supplies are)