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4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa


Normally I’m a glass of wine at night kind of girl, but that just doesn’t do it for me when it’s cold out. I need something hot, soothing, and comforting.


So the other night when it actually got into the 40’s here in Texas, I went scrounging through the pantry. There it was, at the back of the top shelf, a box Swiss Miss of hot cocoa.


For whatever reason, I decided to turn it over to check out the ingredients….gag.


Ingredients: sugar, corn syrup,
modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated coconut oil,
nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate,
mono- and diglyderides, artificial flavor. Contains milk.


Seriously, why does the whey need to be modified, why does the coconut oil have to be hydrogenated, and the milk NON-FAT? Gasp! The horror!


My brain was screaming, “You CANT drink THAT!”, and scheming “You CAN make THAT”.


And so I did. It was delicious.


I’m sure there are several adaptions to this like a pinch of salt, a drop or two of peppermint essential oil, or some vanilla – so experiment as you wish 🙂



4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa


1 Tbs. Cocoa Powder (like this)

6-8 oz Raw Milk depending on the size of your mug

1 Tsp. Organic Coconut Oil

2 Tbs. Grade B Maple Syrup (like this)



Heat Milk to warm, not hot in order to avoid killing all the raw goodness of the milk. Then mix in your cocoa powder & coconut oil. Stir until blended or there are no clumps of cocoa powder & the coconut oil is completely melted. Pour into mug & then gently stir in your maple syrup. Voila!

I haven’t used any non-dairy products to sub in for raw milk, but I’d think coconut milk or almond milk would be acceptable substitutes. Let me know!


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11 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa”

  1. Mmmmmm, I’m so excited, we have all the ingred. and we leave to go camping tonight. What is better at the camp site than hot cocoa? Thanks for sharing 🙂


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