Feeling in a funk or like you need a mental energy boost? This Fog Break Hot Cocoa will give you the mental stamina to tackle a physics exam. Combining MCT-rich coconut milk powder with antioxidant rich cacao powder in a protein base is a triple play on wellness. Acacia Senegal Fiber powder adds gut health benefits. This recipe can easily double, if you like.

Servings: approx. 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk Powder 
  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp. unprocessed Cacao Powder (not alkalized)
  • ¼ cup Sugar (pure cane, organic, non-GMO or coconut)
  • pinch Sea Salt
  • Flavor options (shown below)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons Acacia Senegal Fiber powder

Instructions

  1. Put the coconut milk powder, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and flavor options in a bowl and whisk to combine. You may need to smooth out clumps with your fingers. If doubling the amounts, mix in a food processor on pulse to eliminate any lumps.
  2. Store the hot cocoa mix in an airtight container. A double recipe fills a 4-cup (1L) glass clamp canister.

To Make 1 Serving: Warm 8-10 ounces milk or dairy-free substitute on beverage setting in microwave or in pot on stove. Put ¼-⅓ cup of cocoa mix into a mug, whisk in 2-3 ounces of warmed milk or dairy-free substitute. Add remaining liquid and whisk or stir. Add a drop of vanilla extract and stir again. If making more than one serving, a blender or an immersion blender yields a nice frothy result. Remember that hot liquids expand when blended, so use a container that holds double the amount of liquid.

Spice Hot Cocoa Mix: Add 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice to the master mix and whisk to combine.

Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee to the master mix and whisk to combine.