Cozy Up: Winter Hot Cocoa

Cozy Up: Winter Hot Cocoa

Chef (and chocoholic) Kristin O'Connor joins us again this week to share her favorite hot cocoa recipe. The 4 ingredient concoction is free of the artificial fillers found in your typical store bought cocoa packets, but just as easy to whip up!

Warm up around the fire this winter with this cozy almond milk hot chocolate that will make the kids do cartwheels — but not because of the sugar! This baby is sweetened up with our lovely friend, agave nectar, that golden goodness that provides the sweet without the spike in blood sugar. You can play with this recipe a bit too: if you like it a little sweeter, add a touch more agave; a little less rich, cut back on the cocoa… you get the idea. 

Winter Hot Cocoa

Serves 4


5 cups almond milk

4 tablespoons (good) cocoa powder

3 tablespoons dark amber agave

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon *optional

 Hot Cocoa


  1. Pour ingredients into a saucepan and whisk until combined and free of lumps.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil just to warm the ingredients through and serve into 4 mugs.
  3. Serve warm, but make sure the milk isn’t too hot before letting the kiddos take a sip. Add a cinnamon stick if you’re feeling fancy!

- Kristin O’Connor

Kristin is a published author and private chef focused on encouraging optimal wellness. The Kristin O’Connor brand of gluten-free, eco-friendly products is a true culmination of her passion for health and devotion to philanthropy, bearing a mantra as wholesome and pleasing as her food! For more inspiration, check out her website and Instagram.

 What are your favorite ways to warm up during the Winter? Share with us in the comments below!


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