RecipesFeb 2, 2022

Cozy Cinnamon Cocoa

Is there anything cozier than a warm cup of cocoa on a cold day? This simple, soothing drink tastes even better with the addition of warming Cinnamon, with its familiar aromatic, spicy and astringent flavor. Make yourself a mug of cocoa, then put on your most comfortable clothes, curl up with a good book or your journal and sit by the fireplace. Scandinavian cultures have a word to describe this level of comfort: hygge.

We used rich, creamy oat milk to make this drink, but you can use any milk you prefer. Opt for organic ingredients when possible. Each serving yields about 6 ounces.


Serves 1

6 ounces milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 teaspoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Pinch sea salt

0.7 ml Herb Pharm Cinnamon liquid herbal extract†


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk. (Do not allow it to reach a boil.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a mug, use a fork to whisk together the cocoa powder, maple syrup, salt and Cinnamon extract.
  3. Carefully pour in the warm milk and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.


  • Garnish with ground Cinnamon or Nutmeg, if desired.
  • For a special treat, top with organic or homemade marshmallows, or a few chocolate shavings.
  • The salt brings out the natural sweetness of the other ingredients.

†One squeeze of the dropper equals 0.7 ml; provides approximately 1 serving of Herb Pharm liquid herbal extract.