Creamy Hot Cocoa

Super creamy homemade hot cocoa sweetened with with coconut sugar. The perfect single serving recipe for hot cocoa.

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Here’s an easy homemade hot cocoa recipe from our new 5 ingredient semi-homemade meals cookbook. This hot cocoa mix is made with coconut sugar, good quality cocoa, a touch of cinnamon, and some coconut milk powder to make it super creamy.

If you need something to dunk in your hot cocoa, try Dessi’s Bulgarian honey cookies.

How To Make Hot Cocoa

This recipe for hot cocoa makes one serving and only take a few minutes to whip up. Just combine some grass-fed milk or non-dairy milk in a small pot with the cocoa powder, coconut sugar, coconut milk, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.

Warm the mixture and use a coffee frother to whip it well, if you have one. Most hot cocoa recipes calls for cane sugar, but coconut sugar is a far superior paleo sweetener and gives a nice caramel flavor to the drink.

Whats the difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

Cocoa is the processed, or roasted, version of raw cocoa beans while cacao is never baked. While I like to use raw cacao in many recipes, I find that the stronger flavor flavor of roasted cocoa is better for making homemade hot cocoa.

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Creamy Hot Cocoa

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chocolate, hot cocao, hot cocoa
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

Homemade hot cocoa made with coconut sugar and coconut milk powder. Refined sugar free and works with milk or non-dairy milk.



  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut milk powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup 100% grass-fed whole milk or unsweetened and plain almond milk


  1. Add the milk to a small pot along with the remaining ingredients and a pinch of salt. Warm over medium heat and whisk very well. If you have a coffee frother, that works best.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Carbohydrates 27.6g9%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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