Spicy Hot Chocolate




00 min


10 min


1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

¼ teaspoon turmeric, ground

1 tablespoon cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Pinch ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¾ cup organic almond milk

¾ cup organic coconut milk

2 tablespoons or 2 small squares of vegan dark chocolate

A dollop of Coconut Whipped Cream, optional


  1. Make the Coconut Whipped Cream first, if using.

  2. In a small saucepot, add the cinnamon, turmeric, cacao powder, coconut sugar, cardamom, cayenne pepper and vanilla. Slowly add the milk while whisking until there are no longer any lumps.

  3. Place the pot on medium heat, bringing the milk to a boil, and stirring occasionally.

  4. Once milk boils for 1 minute, turn off the heat and add the pieces of dark chocolate. Quickly whisk until the dark chocolate is melted and dissolved in the milk. 

  5. Add cayenne pepper and whisk. Taste and season to taste.  Add more coconut sugar if you’d like more sweetness, more cayenne for more heat, or more cinnamon for more warmth.

  6. Pour into your favorite mug. Top with the Coconut Whipped Cream and shredded chocolate and cinnamon, if you wish.

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