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.

INGREDIENTS

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).

15 comments

Howard C.
.4 years ago

I like the idea of adding maple syrup.

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

yum

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Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez5 years ago

best with rice milk yum!!!

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iii q.
g d c5 years ago

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

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for this great article.

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K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Lim Y.
Lim Y6 years ago

never knew i could use maple syrup

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Autumn W.
Autumn W.6 years ago

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

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gail d.
gail dair6 years ago

thanks

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