Creamy Hot Cocoa *

Hot cocoa is a favorite old-fashioned drink that everyone enjoys. This version is creamy, chocolaty, and good for you…especially if you go light on the sweetener 🙂

This recipe is safe for sugar-free diets, when using stevia as the only sweetener.

  • 1 cup raw milk
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • tiny pinch of unrefined sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetener of choice, to taste (see chart below for recommendations)

Heat milk and cocoa in a small saucepan, stirring with a wire whisk often.

Remove from heat; add a tiny pinch of salt, the vanilla and sweetener of your choice, to taste. (Remember, if you’re on a sugar-grain free diet, use only stevia for sweetening.)

Stir well and serve immediately.

Extra Flavoring Options:

– 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract, or more to taste

Sweetener of Choice

Use only Stevia

  • Stevia Powder, to taste
    (usually just a pinch)
  • Stevia Liquid, to taste
    (several drops)
Maple Syrup
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons
Raw Honey
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons


(whole, unrefined sugar)

  • 3 to 4 teaspoons

Serves 1.

*Sugar-Free / Grain-Free – when using stevia for sweetening

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Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider.

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