(This Spicy Hot Cocoa is perfection on a chilly night, but if you want a warm alcoholic drink, try this one!)
Step by Step Instructions:
Spicy Hot Cocoa comes together really quickly, so here’s what you’ll need (most of it): Vanilla, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk (I used a lite kind), Cacao Powder (different than cocoa powder as it’s healthier), Cinnamon, Cayenne, Salt, and Marshmallows.
I forgot about adding Ghee, Maple Syrup, and liquid Stevia to my Spicy Hot Cocoa, so here you go!
Now measure out the milk, which starts with 1 cup of coconut milk.
Then knowing how big my mug was, I added enough water to fill it up. I love a big mug, so I added enough almond milk to get to 14 ounces.
In a small saucepan start melting about 1 T. of ghee over medium heat.
Then add a heaping teaspoon of cacao powder.
Whisk the cacao into the ghee so you get a chance to cook it a bit.
Then add the milk and whisk really well.
Now add 1 T. maple syrup, 1/2 t. of cinnamon, 1/8 t. cayenne, pinch of salt and 4 drops of liquid stevia.
Then whisk really well and bring the Spicy Hot Cocoa to a light boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and stir the Spicy Hot Cocoa regularly. Give it 3 minutes or so and then serve right away topped with marshmallows. You can also add a dusting of cacao powder or grate a little dark chocolate over the top to send it over the top! Then enjoy!
Spicy Hot Cocoa
Yield 1 cup
This is one decadent but superfood filled Winter drink!
Hot Cocoa Ingredients:
- 1/2 T. Ghee
- 1 heaping T. Cacao Powder
- 8 oz. canned Coconut Milk (lite)
- 6 oz. Almond Milk, unsweetened
- 1 T. Maple Syrup
- 1/2 t. Cinnamon
- 1/8 t. Cayenne (or 1/4 t. if you want some heat)
- Splash of Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Salt
- Liquid Stevia (about 4 drops) for added sweetness
- Marshmallows to top
Melt the ghee in a small saucepan over medium heat, and then whisk in the cacao powder. Add the coconut and almond milk and whisk well so the cacao is mixed in. Then add the maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla, salt, and liquid stevia and whisk really well. Bring the mixture to a low boil and then simmer for 3 minutes on low.
Serve the spicy hot cocoa in a mug right away topped with marshmallows and a dusting of cacao powder. Then enjoy!!
Quick Tip: Play around with the ingredients and have fun!
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 135 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.