Hot & Spicy Hot Cocoa

Recipe by Elise Museles from Kale and Chocolate.

Warm-up from this inside out sipping on this healthy hot cocoa with a fiery kick! Filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory spices, one mug will help you nourish your body (and soul!) with a cozy, decadent treat! 

*Serves 1


  • 1 cup plant-based milk made in The NutraMilk
  • 1 ½ tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia to taste
  • OPTIONAL: a few squares of dark chocolate to add into the pot!


  • Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn the heat down to low and stir in the cocoa or cacao powder, chocolate squares (optional), and sweetener of choice into the warmed liquid until dissolved.
  • Add the vanilla and other spices. Whisk until well combined and heat for 2 additional minutes. Pour into a mug and dust with cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate shavings. Top with coconut whipped cream for an extra special drink!