Simple Spiced Cocoa

Cinnamon, ginger, and two kinds of cocoa powder
Cinnamon, ginger, and two kinds of cocoa powder

Cook’s notes: Adapted from a recipe on Elephant Journal. I like this spice combination better than a more complicated Chai Cocoa. It’s not too sweet, and the cinnamon and ginger blend is just lovely. Of course, just like in smoothies, the choice of milk is up to you: you can use soy milk, coconut beverage, or dairy milk.

  • Make it a tea mocha: Blend this drink with 6 oz. hot black tea (makes 12 oz. total)
  • Make it vegan: Use maple syrup instead of honey

Warm 6 oz. (3/4 cup) almond milk in a saucepan.

Stir in the spices:

  • 1 Tablespoon organic raw cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

Heat through and drink warm.