Luxury Winter Defence Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate. Don’t you just love it? The velvety comfort in a mug you could just hug!

Problem is, it’s usually made in most cafes with uber processed supermarket milks, processed cocoa and white sugar – we’re not really scoring any points there on the nourishment front at all!

So, here’s a 2 minute nourishing hot chocolate for you to have at home, packed with ingredients our bodies understand, so it’s not just a treat, it’s actually a super-chocolate! If you’re under the weather, add a teaspoon or two of coconut oil to boost your immune system.


Luxury Winter Defence Hot Chocolate Recipe



  • Stir your ground cinnamon and cacao powder into a tablespoon or two worth of boiling hot water in your pan first.
  • Then add everything else, pop the heat on medium, stir a couple of times and eagerly await your comfort in about 3 minutes time! As soon as you see a simmer, you’re ready. Do not boil it.
  • THERMOMIX NOTE: You could make your almond milk (3 cups water to 1.5 cups almonds) and pour all out of bowl. Rinse any mealy bits of nut out of the bowl. Strain milk back in and heat everything all together for 3-4 minutes, speed 2 on 100C temp.


Kitchen Note:
If you don’t have raw cacao but you do have cocoa / drinking chocolate, most of them have around 25% sugar, so you’ll not need to add any sweetness. Just swap to sugar free cacao or dutch processed cocoa powder, next time you’re stocking up)

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  3. Hi Alex, I am a regular maker of this delicious hot chocolate and notice you have changed the recipe slightly recently. I’m just double checking the quantity of cocoa. 1/4 cup seems quite a bit – I think you used a quantity in tablespoons before?

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      Hi Emma – thanks so much for your comment. My lovely VA popping all the recipes into the new printable format for me must have made a typo. So sorry to confuse. I’ve fixed it back up to the original – Quite the day for hot chocolate today here in Sydney x

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