Raspberry Hot Cocoa

Raspberry Hot Cocoa Dairy-free- www.nourishingsimplicity.org

(This recipe was originally posted on March 21, 2011. It has been updated to share with you today.)

Have you ever eaten a dark chocolate filled with oozing with raspberry filling? They are.so.good! Dark chocolate and raspberries are one of the greatest sweet pairings. My friend Debra of Worth Cooking‘s honey raspberry candies make me think of those tasty chocolates.

A few years ago a delicious box of tea made its way into my hands, raspberry earl grey. Earl grey was already at the top of my list so this I couldn’t wait to try it. As I sat there taking my first sips of the new in the chaos of 16 girls playing in a small house in the middle of winter it occurred to me that it would taste AMAZING in my coconut milk hot cocoa.

Let me tell you it.is.absolutly.devine! It is all I dreamed of and more!

This cocoa is dairy free, refined sugar-free, low sugar and can easily be made vegan if you swap the raw honey for maple syrup. Each serving has about 1 1/2 tsp of sugar, making it a decidedly rich and decadent treat but not overly sweet, just right. Perfect for a cool, rainy day like today!

Since this hot cocoa is made from coconut milk the oils tend to separate and float to the top. Don’t be alarmed, simply stir them back in and continue drinking.

If are still craving dark chocolate and raspberries but don’t feel like making hot cocoa, this raspberry nib chocolate from TAZA is about as good as it gets! I found a bar at Marshal’s that I slowly savored but you can buy it on Amazon as well because what isn’t on there? 😉

Raspberry Hot Cocoa
Serves: 5 servings
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 bag raspberry earl grey tea
  • 2 TBS honey or palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. In a medium-sized sauce pot bring the water to a boil and then turn off. Add tea bags and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
  2. Add coconut milk and return to low heat.Until hot, remove from the heat.
  3. In a small bowl or cup whisk together the cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract to make a paste.
  4. Pour the paste into the hot liquid, stirring until smooth.

This post is part of Hearth and Soul , Tempt my Tummy Tuesday This Weeks Cravings, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Fat Tuesday, 

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Thanks for the shout out 😀 This sounds incredible! I made hot chocolate the other day, and I totally wish I had seen this first.

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  3. Thaanks Kelly!

    Anonymous- Thanks for pointing that out! I went back and added the cocoa. What’s a cocoa recipe without the cooca! 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    I can’t find the cocoa in this recipe.

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try it. So glad to find you through Wardeh’s Simple Lives Thursday post. Blessings, Kelly @ http://www.facebook/com/The Nourishing Home

  6. We so appreciate you coming back and linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS “CHOCOLATE”, we are already enjoying over 125 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It’s gonna be one SWEET week!

    And don’t forget to come back next week (Monday) for “HIDDEN INGREDIENT”… “What can you hide in your recipes?”


  7. What a GREAT recipe! We are doing CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE and MORE CHOCOLATE at THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party and we would love to have you link up this awesome recipe!


  8. The name of your hot cocoa alone pulled me in, delicious! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  9. I never would’ve thought to add raspberry tea to my hot chocolate!

  10. What a great idea to use flavored tea with hot chocolate! Raspberries and chocolate is one of my favorite treats!


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