A healthy tropical hot chocolate

It’s been freezing in Hawaii lately. I’m talking low to mid 70’s and rain here folks. I’ve even had to wear a long sleeve shirt regularly.

End Sarcasm. Begin recipe for a healthy, cuddle inducing cup of hot chocolate with a little dollop of the islands. Which I’ve been drinking alot of lately…while wearing the aforementioned long sleeve shirt, and a bikini.

Healthy Tropical Hot Chocolate


2 cups of skim or soy milk

2 heaping teaspoons of 70% dark chocolate cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of Agave syrup, or Stevia if you want lo-cal

1 ½ teaspoons coconut extract


1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming (but not boiling)
2. Slowly stir in cocoa powder, agave, and coconut extract

3. Whisk until well-blended

4. Pour into favorite mug

I once lived in Minneapolis where it reached -50 degree windchill…I can joke about what’s cold and what’s not. But wherever you live, you deserve a cozy beverage from time to time. Bottoms up!

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