• 1-2 tsp of coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil


  • Mix together the sugar, cacao powder, starch, and salt in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  • Heat the coconut milk, water and cinnamon in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until steaming.
  • Add a couple tablespoons of the hot liquid to the cacao mixture and whisk until smooth. This will help you avoid clumps of cacao in your hot chocolate.
  • Pour the cacao mixture into the milk pan, and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. It will thicken slightly in this time.
  • Add the coconut oil, it will melt instantly.
  • Remove from heat, and let sit for 5-10 minutes so it lowers to a drinkable temperature.