Tis’ the season for hot cocoa: dōTERRA style. This delicious chocolatey treat is something that will trick your taste buds into thinking you are drinking something a lot more indulgent than what you really are. By using stevia and agave instead of sugar, and almond milk instead of a dairy milk, you will be able to indulge in a rich drink with fewer calories and fat, but which tastes just as rich and succulent. Customize your drink by adding your favorite essential oil(s) for your preferred flavor. This recipe was featured in our 2012 Holiday Gift Giving Guide.
1 cup water
5 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. liquid stevia or 1 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia (amount of sweetener can be adjusted to taste)
1 to 2 Tbsp. agave (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
3 cups almond milk
Essential Oil Flavoring Options:
Cinnamon bark, lavender, wild orange, or peppermint.
Heat water, cocoa powder, and sweetener on stove until ingredients are smooth. Add vanilla and milk and bring to a simmer. Pour into your favorite mug. Introduce flavor by swirling a toothpick dipped in your favorite essential oil.
Makes 3-4 servings.