Turmeric Hot Cocoa

Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

The cold air has rolled in and even flurries and all I want to do is snuggle up with a nice warm mug of hot cocoa. Not just any hot chocolate though Turmeric Hot Cocoa!

Sometimes out bodies just need a little extra TLC and right now is one of those times for me. Turmeric has always been a staple and regular in my daily life but more so right now after barre and just in general to help with inflammation and stress. I managed to keep up with my 3-4 barre classes a week through the first 20 weeks of pregnancy which was my goal. Now I will go to 2-3 classes a week while listening to my body and still making sure I get the rest and care it needs.

Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

I’ve been loving Turmeric Golden Milk for years. First adding turmeric to smoothies and smoothie bowls, then making turmeric milk to sip hot or cold or add to my smoothies. I’ve talked about why I love turmeric for so many reasons over and over so I won’t go into that you can read here, or one of my many other posts. If you’re looking for more anti-inflammatory turmeric recipes here are “a few” options from salads, smoothies, smoothie bowls, baked goods, ect.

Switching up my a favorite turmeric lattes I went a little more indulging with this Turmeric Hot Cocoa! Hot Cocoa with benefits, a little spice, a little bite (from ginger), and everything nice!

Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

Nice because it’s made with raw cacao powder! Cacao powder is one of the most powerful superfoods that’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Great for brain and cardiovascular health, memory, immunity, positive effects on stress and inflammation,  they don’t call it good mood food for nothing.

Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

I can just sit and sip a mug of Turmeric Hot Cocoa and relax it’s so calming. Made with healthy real food ingredients and sweetened with pure maple syrup or honey I can smile with each sip knowing I’m doing something good for my body. This is an easy recipe to add adaptogens and or collagen to. Currently I don’t add my usual adaptogens as I’m pregnant but have been adding collagen as I really need to up my protein and it’s been a real struggle with many of the plant-based sources and old staples not agreeing with me.

It you like this or are looking for other turmeric lattes here are a two favorites, Bee Sting Turmeric Latte and Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte.

Quick and easy delicious Turmeric Hot Cocoa! Hot Cocoa with health benefits, a little spice, a little bite (from ginger), and everything nice! This dairy free hot cocoa (cacao) is vegan and paleo friendly made with real food ingredients and sweetened with pure maple syrup or honey. Cozy up with a mug and relax with each sip while giving your body a little extra tlc.

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

Today is Meatless Monday and I look forward to seeing what’s happening in your kitchen and hope you link up with me and my co-host Deborah and share! I also hope you check out and are inspired by the recipes linked up below.

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Turmeric Hot Cocoa
Quick and easy delicious Turmeric Hot Cocoa! Hot Cocoa with health benefits, a little spice, a little bite (from ginger), and everything nice! This dairy free hot cocoa (cacao) is vegan and paleo friendly made with real food ingredients and sweetened with pure maple syrup or honey. Cozy up with a mug and relax with each sip while giving your body a little extra tlc.
Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs
Course Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 c non dairy milk (I prefer coconut milk, Ripple for a plant-based protein option, or barista almond milk like New Barn's for a rich creamy texture)*
  • 2 TBSP cacao powder (Navitas Organics)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (Navitas Organics)
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup or honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • small pinch black pepper
Optional Additions
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 scoop collagen (Vital Proteins)
  • 1/2 tsp maca, ashwagandha, reishi, or other adaptogens
Course Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 c non dairy milk (I prefer coconut milk, Ripple for a plant-based protein option, or barista almond milk like New Barn's for a rich creamy texture)*
  • 2 TBSP cacao powder (Navitas Organics)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (Navitas Organics)
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup or honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • small pinch black pepper
Optional Additions
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 scoop collagen (Vital Proteins)
  • 1/2 tsp maca, ashwagandha, reishi, or other adaptogens
Turmeric Hot Cocoa in mugs
Instructions
  1. In a Vitamix, or blender, mix the milk, cacao powder, turmeric, ginger, maple syrup, cinnamon and black pepper.
  2. Warm in your Vitamix, steam, or transfer to a medium saucepan and heat. Alternatively you can heat everything together in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk ingredients in.
  3. Taste and adjust the sweetness if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon and turmeric if desired.
  4. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If making with already made golden turmeric milk you can just add cacao powder, cinnamon, sweetener to taste and optional ingredients.

You can make the mixture ahead, 2-3 days, and heat just before enjoying. I make golden turmeric milk ahead to keep on hand to make this hot cocoa and other turmeric lattes.

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Quick and easy delicious Turmeric Hot Cocoa! Hot Cocoa with health benefits, a little spice, a little bite (from ginger), and everything nice! This dairy free hot cocoa (cacao) is vegan and paleo friendly made with real food ingredients and sweetened with pure maple syrup or honey. Cozy up with a mug and relax with each sip while giving your body a little extra tlc.

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

 

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19 Responses to Turmeric Hot Cocoa

  1. It is way to hot in Florida for me to be craving hot chocolate but If I was back home I know I would have had plenty by now. This looks like a fun twist on it. I love your photos, so cozy looking.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Opposite of what we have, cold and snow! I haven’t had a chance to try this one iced but I’ve had shakes that are chocolate protein powder and golden turmeric milk.

  2. I have never thought of adding that to hot cocoa but the truth is I don’t usually add anything (but maybe a little whip cream…haha)!

    Thanks for the link up! This is my first time linking up! -M

  3. Farrah says:

    It just so happens that I have almost everything this recipe calls for–can’t wait to curl up with a mug of this + Netflix this weekend! :]!

  4. Why haven’t I done this before? This really looks so delicious but it’s also a way to add a little bit of something extra to my cocoa! Am definitely going to be giving this a try and will share with the family.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! If sharing with kids they might like a little less ginger unless they love it like my youngest and adjust sweetness as it isn’t too sweet.

  5. Yummy! I love turmeric lattes and hot cocoa, I can’t believe I’ve never tried this. Sounds perfect for a chilly day 🙂

  6. I could not get past your captcha yesterday! This looks like the perfect cozy fall pick me up. Love those mugs too

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Odd. I have been getting a lot of spam so figured it wasn’t working.
      The coziest and would have been perfect post run for you.

  7. Erin Dee says:

    Love the turmeric in this hot cocoa! This is the perfect way to warm up on a cold night!

  8. Have you thought about writing a turmeric cookbook? I mean seriously, you are the turmeric queen Sarah!

  9. I love how you added turmeric to this!! This looks so yummy and comforting, I will definitely be making this 🙂 And by the way, you have GORGEOUS pictures!!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      It’s so cozy and comforting, hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Thank you photos have been a work in progress over the years.

  10. I love the addition of turmeric to hot cocoa. I like taking turmeric, but I find the taste too strong straight. This looks perfect to me!

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