Spicy hot cocoa recipe !

hot cocoa - original fabric on wood art by shellieartist.etsy.com

Yes, Hot Cocoa !

This is a modification of the Not Hot Chocolate recipe.

A spicy warming drink, I imagine it's a bit closer to how the Mayas must have drank their cocoa...

 Raw cocoa is super healthy for you ! (read about that here). This recipe is healthy, sugar-free, diary-free, and I found it a good substitute for coffee. Cocoa can give you a nice buzz (not the jittery kind like coffee though), and it makes some people horny, so watch out !


  • One cup cashew milk (simply soak a few cashews for an hour, and blend with water), warmed up on the stove (but not boiled !)
  • 1/2 ground nutmeg (decrease or omit if you don't like nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs raw agave nectar (the almost 0 calorie natural sweetner)
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • a tiny pinch of cayenne
  • I tbs raw cocoa powder (yes, I said raw)
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)


Blend everything in a blender. It's that simple !
If you don't have a blender, simply add all the stuff into the water and cashew milk, and use a whisk to mix it up !
The cinnamon stick can be used to stir the drink to prevent the nutmeg from settling on the bottom of the cup.
Enjoy !

Art by shellieartist  

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