Coconut, Vanilla, and Maple Hot Chocolate

a drink recipe
ingredients
¾ CUP coconut milk, full fat
2 TBSP cacao powder
1 TSP pure maple syrup
⅛ TSP vanilla extract
⅛ TSP cinnamon, ground
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optional:
1 DOLLOP whipped cream
1 TSP cacao nibs
1 TSP coconut shavings, dried
Coconut, Vanilla, and Maple Hot Chocolate
a drink recipe
by Karyn Maier
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
a little bit about the recipe
A cocoa drink for folks with a sweet tooth. Do yourself a favor and use a good quality maple syrup to match the exquisite richness of our cacao powder.
COOK | 5 M
TOTAL | 5 M
1 SERVING | 6 oz
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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
WHISK
directions
Add all ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Gently heat to just below boil, whisking often, then simmer for about 2 minutes or until cacao powder and vanilla extract have completely dissolved. Pour into a mug and serve.
tips
Serve with whipped cream, cacao nibs, or dried coconut shavings, if desired.

Cooking coconut milk for prolonged periods and/or at high temperatures can cause curdling. Be mindful of your settings and watch your mixture.
ingredients in recipe
4.9
cassia
ground
Ground cassia cinnamon's spicy, warm flavor and aroma star in many homespun fall and winter recipes. Cassia is dominant variety of cinnamon in America.
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4.7
high fat (20-22%)
powder
Unsweetened and high in fat this luxury natural cacao powder will yield rich chocolatey flavor in baked goods.
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4.7
nibs
Cacao nibs are broken bits of fermented cacao bean. Use their chocolatey bite for a tasty crunch on yogurts and smoothies.
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