Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

A delicious beverage based on a drink described in the "Dragonriders of Pern" books by Anne McCaffrey. This recipe makes a large single serving. I mix the dry ingredients and take baggies of it to work to leave in my desk for whenever I need a pick-me-up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cocoa powder, coffee and spices in microwave-safe mug.
  2. Add vanilla (if using) and water. Stir to combine.
  3. Heat in microwave for approximately 2 minutes, or until as hot as you like it. (Alternately, heat water in saucepan and pour hot water over dry ingredients.).
  4. Stir well.
  5. Sweeten and/or add milk as desired.


Most Helpful

What a lovely warming drink for a cold winters day. I especially love the little kick from the cayenne. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** June 16, 2009

I added a little sugar & milk to mine which I had on a cold wet winters day. It really hit the spot :) Made for Aus/NZ swap June 2009

Jen T May 24, 2009

WOW, what a great treat. I really enjoyed this drink. I used all the spices and pure vanilla extract. I did garnish the coffee with whipped cream and more of the spices, making it even spicier. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful easy to make cuppa Sheynath.

Baby Kato April 21, 2009

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