Hot cocoa

Hot cocoa

Hot Cocoa is like a drinkable comfort blanket, and this recipe – made from healthier ingredients – will top those chilly days off perfectly.


Serves: 2 people         Level: Easy        Time: 10 minutes


  1. 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  2. 1 tsp lucuma powder
  3. 1 Tbsp of coconut sugar or agave syrup
  4. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp grated ginger root
  6. Pinch of cayenne pepper
  7. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  8. Pinch of Himalaya salt
  9. 1 cup of your favourite plant milk
  10. 1 tsp coconut oil



Mix together the spices and salt, or blend in a coffee grinder or blender if using whole spices. Set aside.

In a pan, heat the coconut oil with the raw cacao, lucuma, coconut sugar/agave until you have a smooth paste.

Next add a tsp of your spice mix (you can save the rest for next time), and stir to incorporate.

Then add your milk of choice, stirring as you go, until it reaches your desired temperature.

Serve with optional vegan cream or vegan marshmallows for something a bit more indulgent… so delicious!


Melanie R. Gonzalez is the creative force behind CookYourLife, She makes original recipes that taste great, look beautiful and have incredible health benefits. She cooks all around the world, leading workshops, working as a yoga retreat chef, is writing her first book and sharing her passion as a food stylist & blogger.

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