Homemade hot cocoa is surprisingly easy to make. Flavor yours with a drop or two of your favorite internal use essential oil for a fun new cocoa flavor.
1 cup water
5 teaspoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon liquid stevia or 1 ½ teaspoon powdered stevia (amount of sweetener can be adjusted to taste)
1–2 tablespoons sugar or agave (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon almond extract
3 cups almond milk
Recommended Essential Oils:
Cinnamon Bark, Lavender, Wild Orange, or Peppermint oil
- Heat water, cocoa powder, and sweetener on stove until ingredients are smooth.
- Add vanilla and milk and bring to a simmer. Pour into your favorite mug.
- Introduce flavor by swirling a toothpick dipped in your favorite essential oil.
Tip: For extra creamy cocoa, replace the water with equal parts milk or almond milk.