Spicy Hot Cocoa Mix

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Dairy-free hot cocoa mix with spices and a touch of pepper.


  1. Put all ingredients together in a jar or container and shake to mix. Once ingredients are mixed, use a sifter to blend and break down lumps. Store in jar or container.
  2. Add (to taste) to a hot cup of your favorite milk or milk substitute and enjoy!
  3. This recipe is not overly sweet, so if you like a sweeter cocoa be sure to add more sugar. The cayenne gives the drink a nice little kick!


Most Helpful

Very good and easy, and perfect on those cold winter days =) Not too sweet, and it was perfect with a marshmallow and sugar cane. I don't eat spicy foods, so it was too spicy for me, but my boyfriend who loves spicy said it was a good amount of kick in the drink. The only thing that didn't work for me was the serving amount. I made goody bags for Christmas, and each pack of spicy hot cocoa mix was 1 tbsp. I got ~6 servings for every 10 serving ingredient amount, so make extra!

Meichia W. December 14, 2016

My changes: I used brown sugar, doubled ALL of the spice measurements, and used the food processor to get the lumps out. I put it in a pretty jar with some cinnamon sticks and will give it to a vegan friend as part of her Christmas gift. My test cup was delicious! Seriously, add more spices though - the more kick it has, the more warming this drink is on a cold winter's night. :)

1017315 December 19, 2009

very yummy and seasonal (i had to omit the cayenne pepper as we did not have any)

catercow December 06, 2007

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