Cinnamon and Spice Hot Cocoa

Add extra warmth to your homemade hot cocoa!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade hot cocoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 373kcal
Author Raia


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp honey add more to taste if desired
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • dash sea salt
  • 2 cups milk I recommend raw whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract find out how to make your own here!
  • whipped cream optional


  • In medium-sized saucepan, whisk together cocoa, honey, spices, and 1/4 cup of the milk until creamy.
  • Pour in the remainder of the milk and heat through (don’t boil!).
  • Remove from heat and stir in the salt and vanilla.
  • Serve with a cinnamon stick or a dollop of whipped cream.


Dairy-free version - use coconut milk.
Sweetener substitutes - you may also use maple syrup or granulated sugar in place of honey.
Sugar-free version - use stevia or a stevia/erythritol blend.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 1.8mg