Hot Cacao Recipe

Here, we have combined the antioxidants of cacao with turmeric, famed for its anti-inflammatory properties. The coconut oil helps to emulsify the raw cacao so that you get a silky consistency.




  • 400ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ tsp raw maca powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 pinches of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of sea salt


1. Heat the almond milk and coconut oil in a saucepan. Mix a little of the warm milk with the rest of the ingredients to form a smooth, loose paste.

2. Add this to the rest of the milk and whisk to combine all the ingredients before serving.

Recipe courtesy of The Cacao Cookbook: Discover the health benefits and uses of cacao, with 50 delicious recipes published by Aster Books, £10. Photography by Issy Croker

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