The Hot Choc-Cinnamon


  • 1.5 cups 1% Organic Milk

  • 1tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  • 1/2tsp Ceylon cinnamon

  • 1/2tsp ground allspice

  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/8tsp ginger powder

  • 1tsp backstrap molasses

  • 1 pinch ground cardamom

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • 1 pinch salt



  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, all of the spices, and salt (everything on the ingredients list except the milk).

  • Pour half the milk into the saucepan and add in the cocoa powder mixture. Whisk until smooth and all the lumps are removed. Add the rest of the milk and whisk together until combined. Heat the hot chocolate mixture until very warm (but not boiling). Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and enjoy!



Top Tips for Making Healthy Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon

  • If you need to make this vegan, use unsweetened almond or coconut milk (just make sure it doesn’t have carrageenan added)

  • For some more decadence, add homemade whipped cream (just whip heavy cream until peaks form — no need to add sugar to it!)

  • When you’re cooking the hot chocolate on the stove, make sure you don’t let it boil (this will scald the milk and change its consistency). The key is to heat it until little bubbles start to form on the side of the pot but it’s not boiling yet.

  • To save time, you can also blend all of the ingredients in a blender first, and then heat on the stove or even in the microwave.

  • If you want to have zero added sugars, just omit the molasses. The hot chocolate will be on the bitter side (like very very dark chocolate) but will still have good flavor from the spices and natural sweetness of the milk!