It may be hot outside, but there is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa to warm the soul! A comfort food at its best – this recipe uses SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener instead of sugar! This recipe can be found in Stevia: Naturally Sweet Recipes for Desserts, Drinks and More! For more recipes usingSweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, please visit the website.

Hot Cocoa


3 tbsp organic cocoa

1/2 tsp powdered stevia extract

4 to 5 cups of organic soymilk or milk

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix the cocoa and stevia extract together in a medium-sized saucepan. Add about 1/2 cup of the soymilk or milk to the dry ingredients to make a paste. Gradually thin the paste with about ½ cup of the milk. Add the hone or maple syrup while bringing to a low boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rest of the milk to the desired richness. Add the vanilla and return to burner until heated through.

Note: Be careful not to scorch the cocoa. Use a pan with a heavy bottom and watch closely.

Variation: You may add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

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