Mint Hot Cacao | The Worktop

Mint Hot Cacao (Vegan, GF)

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Mint Hot Cacao
Special Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 large mugs
Calories 118kcal
Author The Worktop


  • 2 3/4 cups almond milk (24 ounces / 680 milliliters)
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar (or to taste)
  • 2-4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • marshmallows (for topping, optional)
  • candy canes (for topping, optional)


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the almond milk until warmed. Whisk in the cacao powder, coconut palm sugar, 2 drops of the peppermint essential oil, vanilla extract, and sea salt.
  • Taste and add in more peppermint essential oil or coconut palm sugar as desired.
  • Serve warm, with or without a handful of marshmallows and a candy cane topper.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 0.2mg