Organic Hot Chocolate Recipe



organic hot chocolate

Hot Cocoa 1

After mentioning on Facebook the other day that we were enjoying some delicious homemade organic hot chocolate, quite a few of you asked for my recipe. It’s really quite simple to make, and you only need three ingredients:

4-6 cups Organic Milk
4 T Raw Cacao (any raw cacao will do, but I like Navitas Naturals)
4 T Sucanat (or another natural sweetener)


Over medium heat, warm up about 4-6 cups of organic milk in a sauce pan until it starts to steam (do not boil). Reduce heat and add in about 4 heaping spoons of raw cacao (or 4 T).

Hot Cocoa 2

I’m not one to measure precisely. The way I figure it, the more chocolate the better! Wisk the raw cacao in the milk until it’s dissolved. Now it’s time to add some sweetness.

Hot Cocoa 3

Add in about 4 tablespoons of sucanat. If you like your hot chocolate a little less sweet, I recommend slowly adding sucanat until you reach the desired sweetness. Stir until it’s dissolved and then pour into your mugs.

Hot Cocoa 4

If you are feeling really adventurous, add in a little chili powder and make some organic marshmallows to add to your delicious chocolatey goodness.  In all it takes under 10 minutes to make, and you have a healthier version of a winter favorite.

Do you have something you add to your cocoa to make it extra special?  I’m always up for trying new recipes!

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  1. Do you (or anyone else) know if they sell the Sucanat or Cacao at Whole foods or Trader Joes? Trader Joes would be cheapest besides Amazon. I know it’s probably cheaper on Amazon, but I wanted to run out and grab some. Do you think making it with another milk would be ok? We have an allergy over here. Looks awesome!

  2. Thanks for posting. I am embarrassed to say that the last hurrah of white sugar in my house is the Nestles Chocolate mix! Shameful, considering I have all of these ingredients on hand! I just haven’t taken the time to get the proportions right.

  3. Since I use all of the ingredients regularly for other things, it’s something I can make with items on hand. Not sure about the cost though.

  4. Remind me why u use cacao instead of cocoa. I remember you explaining this in the past. But it has slipped my mind 😉

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