Healthy Hot Cocoa

Hurray! Science has confirmed that drinking anti-oxidant-packed hot cocoa is even better for us than green tea! Most packaged cocoa mixes aren’t so healthy, though—so try this better-for-you simple hot cocoa recipe and warm yourself all the way down to your toes.


2 cups milk (you can substitute lowfat, skim, soy, or rice milk, if you wish
2 heaping tablespoons organic fair trade pure dark-chocolate cocoa powder, more or less to taste
Pure maple syrup, to taste (some of us prefer a sweeter cocoa)

1. Heat the milk in a saucepan and add cocoa powder, whisking to combine.

2. Add maple syrup to taste, stir again, pour into a large mug, and serve hot.

Makes 1 serving.

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Howard C.
.3 years ago

I like the idea of adding maple syrup.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez3 years ago

best with rice milk yum!!!

iii q.
g d c.3 years ago

maple syrup??? hmm, interesting... ty

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for this great article.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Lim Y.
Lim Y.5 years ago

never knew i could use maple syrup

Autumn W.
Autumn W.5 years ago

add cinnamon too its great with hot chocolate!! also counteracts the sugar

gail d.
gail dair5 years ago