Spicy super hot chocolate



This recipe takes hot chocolate to the next level of flavour with the help of a few healthy ingredients. It's chalk full of good fats and you get a little kick from the ginger and cayenne. It's perfect to prepare before heading out on the chilly slopes for a midday pick-me-up or for an apres-ski evening relaxing in front of the fire.



• makes 2 mugs


• 2 minutes / 10 minutes


Pot, whisk, 2 mugs or thermos



  • 2 1/4 cups milk / non-dairy milk / prepared powdered coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbs of pure maple syrup
  • 2 medjool dates, pit removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut oil



  1. Heat milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until simmering.
  2. Add in cacao or cocoa powder and sweetener of choice; whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and pinch of cayenne. Whisk continuously while mixture is simmering, about 2 minutes. 
  4. Stir in coconut oil until melted. 
  5. Pour the spicy hot chocolate into a Thermos for a trailside treat or serve immediately into two mugs to enjoy sitting in front of the fire.