DIY Hot ‘Cocoa’nut Milk

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Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle for me to find yummy and sweet treats because of my allergies. Luckily enough, I was able to run across this delicious recipe on Pinterest from Frisky Lemon Nutrition and I adapted it to what I had in my cupboards. It’s a totally allergy-friendly (no sugar, gluten, dairy or soy) winter treat. Enjoy!

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  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup canned organic coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon organic 100% pure maple syrup


Step 1: Open up the can of coconut milk and pour ½ of it into your pot on the stove. You can save the other half in your fridge for another time. Combine with ¾ of water on and turn the heat to simmer.

Tip:  Do not turn the heat up too high because you’ll end up burning your milk.

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Step 2: Once your coconut milk and water mixture has begun to simmer, add all the rest of the ingredients and whisk.

Step 3: Whisk until all ingredients have blended together and pour into mug and enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “DIY Hot ‘Cocoa’nut Milk

  1. That sounds almost too easy! That’s wonderful that you’re able to cater to so many diets and allergies. I never would have thought to add maple syrup to hot cocoa; does it impart a strong flavor?

    1. That is exactly what I thought before I made it. In my head, I thought “Really? It can’t taste nearly as good as it sounds,” but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. My allergies have been a bit of a challenge, but I look at it with a positive view that now I am so much healthier.

      I didn’t notice the maple syrup imparting a super strong flavor, but I’m sure you could sub it out for honey or even raw agave syrup and still have a similar taste. You should definitely try it out and let me know how it works for you! 🙂

      1. It sounds like you have a great positive attitude! My grandma has so many food allergies, but she sees them as limiting and rarely eats out or comes over for dinner. From watching her, I think that your attitude and perspective can make a huge difference in your health too!

        Hmm, agave sounds like a good substitute! It doesn’t have much of a flavor at all. Still, I’m intrigued by your maple syrup! ;]

      1. I’ve only worked with it once or twice. I used it in my granola recipe as well as a recipe for a quick bread. I didn’t notice anything other than sweetness, so I’d agree with you!

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