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Healthy hot chocolate to chase away the winter chills


  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole fat milk, organic or grass fed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 small pinch cayenne (optional)
  • Splash of vanilla extract (optional)
  • Optional garnish (whipped cream, chocolate curls, marshmallows, mini marshmallows, dusting of cinnamon or cocoa)


  1. In a small saucepan with a heavy bottom, measure out the milk, cocoa, and sweetener.
  2. Grab a whisk, and over medium heat whisk the cocoa until it begins to steam.
  3. Add the cinnamon and cayenne if using, or add vanilla if not using the cinnamon and cayenne, and whisk into the hot cocoa.
  4. Some people add a small pinch of salt to bring out the flavors, salt is optional.
  5. Pour into a mug and serve hot, and frothy.


Makes one serving

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