July 15, 2022

Hot Cacao

Hot Cacao

Written by: Amanda Chebatte

Cacao is praised as a superfood because of its high antioxidant, iron and magnesium properties. Enjoy the nutritional benefits of this health-boosting ingredient with this warming brew.

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


450ml milk of your choice

2 tbsp cacao powder, plus extra to serve

1 tbsp coconut sugar

½ tsp maca powder (optional)

Pinch of salt

Cinnamon and dried spices, to serve (optional)


  1. Whisk milk, cacao, sugar, maca and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until mostly combined.
  2. Allow mixture to come to a gentle simmer, whisking regularly, until hot, smooth and frothy. 
  3. Pour hot cacao into serving mugs. Sprinkle with extra cacao, or cinnamon and dried spices, to serve. Sweeten with extra coconut sugar if required. 


Be sure to use high quality, pure cacao and maca powder for best results.

Maca powder is derived from the root of a vegetable native to Peru. It is known for its mood lifting and energy boosting properties. It adds extra body and depth of flavour to the drink with its sweet caramel-like flavour profile. 

Plant based milks works best in this recipe. You can use milks like almond, soy, oat or macadamia depending on your taste and dietary preferences.