Raw Cocoa

the ULTIMATE hot cocoa

I love all things chocolate (well, except for white chocolate). But no worries, I do not discriminate. 

My Ultimate Hot Cocoa (aka hot chocolate) Recipe

Serving: 2


  • Milk (whatever mug you will serve with is your measuring cup)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3 hand fulls (about 90 chips) of dark chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp of confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream


Hot Cocoa

  • In a large pot, begin to simmer 2 cups of milk in medium low heat
  • Carefully add the chocolate chips 
  • Add the sugar, raw cocoa and vanilla
  • Whisk to incorporate
  • Let it simmer for another minute and turn off the burner

Whipped Cream

  • In a glass bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar
  • Mix with hand-held mixer until awesomeness of white whipped peaks appear (about 2 mins or so of mixing)

Carefully pour the yummy goodness of hot cocoa into the mugs and let them chill out for two minutes. Then dollop on the whipped cream. And for the extra kick of chocolate amazingness, sprinkle on some chocolate shavings. Here is where you can also sprinkle in shavings of white chocolate. If you want to go wild, sprinkle a pinch of ground nutmeg or cinnamon.