Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile Tea

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That’s right. This is a cocoa-tea! The idea hit me when I was craving chocolate the other night and refused to dip into the halloween candy. Again.

Instead, I hit the pantry and decided to experiment with a spiced hot cocoa idea using this Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Cocoa Lake Champlain sent me months ago.

Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile Tea - cocoa powder

The result was amazing! A warm, satisfying hot cocoa drink with a fun twist. Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile TeaI’ve made it 3 times since coming up with the idea and if I didn’t run out of Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea bags, I’d make myself some right now!

Here’s what I did…

  • 8oz Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea bag
  • dash of nutmeg

Put the milk, honey, cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small sauce pan. Whisk over medium heat until everything is dissolved. Add the tea bag.

Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile Tea - tea

Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile Tea - on stove

Let the tea steep in the warm milk for at least 1-2 minutes. Bring to a light boil.

Remove the tea bag and squeeze between 2 spoons to remove excess liquid.

Pour into a tea cup and add a pinch of nutmeg to the top.

Spiced Hot Cocoa and Chamomile Tea - finished


Oh! And the Cocoa Powder is glorious! Smooth and dissolved beautifully in the milk. I love trying new cocoas.

Disclosure: Lake Champlain sent me the cocoa powder to try. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinion expressed are my own.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
110 3g 3g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 0g 21g 2g

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    Krista S.

    November 12, 2012

    What a great idea! I've tried some chocolate teas, but have been totally unimpressed. I think doing it this way would make for a richer tasting beverage and you could really use whatever flavor tea you wanted. I'm so trying this tonight! Thanks, as always, for the great inspiration.


    November 12, 2012

    You totally just made my night. I have all of these things here at the house and you better believe it's being made! Thanks for your great idea!


    November 13, 2012

    Why do you use almond milk?


    November 13, 2012

    Because I like it. :) Use any milk you like!

    Diane in Wisconsin

    November 13, 2012

    Sounds so interesting I gotta try it. Thinking of trying peppermint tea as well.


    November 13, 2012

    I used to make something similar with a chai tea bag. Would be super yummy to give this a try!


    December 3, 2012

    That looks good Roni! Putting it on my list to try.


    December 7, 2012

    We don't buy honey any more, but I do have sugar free syrup, would that or splenda be an all right alternative? I bought this tea tonight, not even thinking about this recipe...until about half way home from the store. I can't wait to try it. Oh, also, Roni, do you get a weird after taste with warm almond milk? I use unsweetened vanilla, I wonder if that has anything to do with it?


    December 8, 2012

    Any sweetner would work, I've just really got a taste for the honey now. As for the milk, I never noticed a taste, I just use unsweetened almond. Maybe it's the vanilla?? Not sure. Although I always thought regular warmed milk had a funny taste so it may be me. :)