Hot Chocolate

hot-chocolate Photo: David Loftus


  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey, plus more to taste, optional
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Pinch of chili powder and pinch of cinnamon


1. Cover cashews with filtered water by 1 inch; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Drain and rinse cashews. Place in a blender with coconut milk, cacao powder and honey. Add additional flavorings, if desired. Process until you have a smooth liquid.

2. Transfer mixture to a saucepan, place over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until it reaches desired temperature. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if desired. Serve hot.

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  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 274
Fat per serving: 25g
Saturated fat per serving: 20g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrates per serving: 12g
Sodium per serving: 19mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Calcium per serving: 21mg

Good to Know

Be sure to buy pure coconut milk (preferably organic), not a "coconut beverage." The latter is usually sweetened and loaded with fillers.

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Recipes adapted from "Nourish" © 2015 Kyle Books