One of my favourite treats in the bitter Canadian winter is hot cacao with whip cream! Yes by the way I did mean to put cacao. Cacao is basically cocoa that hasn’t been baked so it retains more antioxidants and minerals, like iron. Which is great for people like me since I'm a vegetarian!

I always make myself a glass when I come in from the cold. Nothing warms me up better! Plus its healthy so I can enjoy it guilt free unlike most store bought hot cocoa.  

If you look at the labels on a lot of hot chocolates you will see sugar, a lot of the time in the form of corn syrup, unhealthy oils, and a lot of preservatives. If you look at the back of an everyday brand like Nestle you’ll be shocked at how few ingredients you can pronounce.

That’s why making your own is a much healthier choice. Especially when it’s so simple to make both the hot cacao and your own vegan cool whip to top it off.

This recipe also has the option to add maca root! Maca root can help balance hormones, ease menopause, increase male sperm count, and much more but we will save that for another blog!


Single Serving

  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 2 tbls cacao powder (I used Avazera!)
  • 1 tbls maca powder (Also by Avazera!)
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt

        Pour all the ingredients into a sauce pan and whisk until they are blended. Place the saucepan on high heat and whisk often. As soon as you’re cacao starts to bubble remove it from the heat and serve.

     If you don't have cacao at home you can use just regular cocoa powder too! 


Approx. 24 servings


  • ·       1 can of coconut milk (The thick stuff)
  •      ½ cup organic icing sugar
  •      ½  tsp vanilla
  •       ½ Seasalt

          Use an electric mixer or a whisk to thoroughly mix the ingredients. The mixture will start to get fluffy. Then cover your mixture and chill it in the freezer for 20 minutes or the fridge for an hour. Blend it again then add 2 tablespoons to your hot cacao! (Store left overs in the fridge for one week, or freezer for a month.)

If you want to try the cacao or maca root I used in this recipe here's the link and a code for 10% off 'barb10'

Comment below how you liked the recipe and be sure to tag me so I can see your creations.

Can’t wait to see them

Barbara Lorraine