Hot Cocoa

If you look at the ingredient list on a traditional packet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate powder, it's not so pretty. Refined sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors and sweeteners (ace K & sucralose), along with food additives like mono & diglycerides and carrageenan. Ditch the mix and make your own at home!


Servings: Makes 2 cups of hot cocoa

2 cups milk (unsweetened almondmilk, low-fat dairy, or coconut milk)

1 Tbsp coconut sugar

1 Tbsp + 2 tsp cocoa powder

optional 1/4 tsp vanilla extract



1. Warm milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in your natural sweetener of choice (which could be coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup), cocoa powder, and optional vanilla extract. 

2. Continue to whisk and warm until there are no lumps (do not bring to a boil!)

3. Serve warm. Makes two cups of cocoa.