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Cinnamon Spice Hot Coco with Cacao & Pumpkin


5 mins


10 mins



With Christmas around the corner I am going to take this opportunity to introduce to you a local, homemade, and just-as-delicously-sweet-as-store-bought-coco to you.  It is indulgent, good for you, and simple to create in your own kitchen!

There is a lot of fuss and stress around the Christmas season, and I certainly do not believe that food and drink should be anything to get worked up about.  With seven within arms reach ingredients you can whip up this lovely, aromatic, and festive drink for you, your family, and friends to enjoy over the holidays!

Hot Coco Outside

As Pumpkin may not be in season closer to Christmas I suggest you just add more Coconut “milk” but until you run out I would take advantage of this flavourful ingredient at Christmas Work Parties, School Events, and at home Celebrations.

Remember this holiday season to support local companies, and local charities.  Do your best with what you have, spread the love and cheer, and most importantly remember that someone, somewhere is wishing they had what you have right at this moment.  Be grateful.


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Cinnamon Spice Hot Coco with Cacao & Pumpkin

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Hot Coco


  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Purée,
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Milk (not of the liquid variety, thick)
  • 1 tbs. Cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs. Cacao
  • 3 cup hot water
  • 1 tbs Honey


  1. Into a hot water bath add all the ingredients but the water (bowl on top of simmering pot, do not let the bowl touch the water from the pot)
  2. Stir for a few minutes until all the ingredients are combined
  3. Add the 3 cups of water, but add them separately to create a nice consistency
  4. Keep on the water bath for around 7-10 minutes
  5. Serve into desired mugs, and enjoy!
  6. This recipe yielded three cups of Coco, but they were not filled right to the top, because I knew how creamy and sweet they had the potential to be!


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