Hot Cocoa - Farm Girl Fresh

Hot Cocoa

The wind is howling and the snow is falling. It’s winter in Minnesota – the perfect time to make yourself a warm mug of hot cocoa! Have you tried our Chocolate Syrup recipe found on page 201 of our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®? Mix 2 tablespoons of this delightful syrup into 8 ounces of warm milk and the weather won’t seem as frightful!

Or maybe you prefer having Hot Cocoa Mix on hand in your pantry. Have you ever looked at the ingredient listing on your favorite hot cocoa? It might contain unhealthy ingredients like sugar and soy lecithin.
For your convenience and better health, we have a recipe for Hot Cocoa Mix with just three ingredients!


2 cups coconut sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon butter

Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl and store in airtight container. For a single serving, stir 2 tablespoons cocoa mix in 8 ounces of warm milk. Add vanilla and butter for a delicious hot drink.

Makes 24 servings


8 thoughts on “Hot Cocoa”

  1. Hi, enjoy your cookbook & blog :-). I am wondering what brand coconut sugar & cocoa powder you use? Not sure if Hershey’s is that healthy.

    Thank you!
    Jan Novotny

    PS where do you purchase honey?

  2. Joyce and Colleen

    Hi Jan,

    We’re glad to hear you are enjoying the cookbook and our blog. Thanks for your feedback! We have bought all those ingredients (coconut sugar, cocoa powder and honey) from multiple sources: local food coops, Whole Foods, Amazon and Azure Standard. It’s important to read the labels to make sure it’s as pure as possible. 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for your reply! I am making the hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts ? Will look forward to more ideas like this!

    PS I am a friend of Wendy’s?

  4. Joyce and Colleen

    That’s great! I thought your name sounded familiar. Thanks for supporting us! Doug at Potpourri in Willmar might carry some of these ingredients. He also has our book for sale in his store (in case you have other friends in the area who might be looking to purchase a copy). 😉
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Just made this for my son. It is the best we’ve ever had and no junk in it. Thanks for sharing. We love your cookbook too. Picked it up at the Hearts at Home conference.

  6. Hi! Just finished making the Chocolate Syrup on pg. 201! Can this be used in cold milk once stored in refrigerator to make chocolate milk? This is so much healthier and economical than the chocolate syrup found in stores! Thank you!

  7. Joyce and Colleen

    Yes, enjoy! (sometimes it gets pretty thick and you might have to heat it slightly before whisking it into the milk)

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