Cinnamon Coconut Hot Chocolate ~ and a giveaway!

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cinnamon coconut hot chocolate

With one of the coldest winters we’ve had in ages cinnamon hot cocoa is a treat that we have enjoyed often.  The addition of coconut oil is a great way to get this good stuff into your diet.

The recipe is simple and comes together quickly.  Put the milk on to heat as soon as you come in from the cold, and by the time you’ve taken off your coat, hat, scarf, and wellies, the milk will be nice and hot.

Cinnamon Coconut Hot Chocolate

for each 6oz cup you will need…

  • 2/3 cup of whole, raw milk
  • 1 oz. of high quality dark chocolate, finely grated
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 T of coconut oil

In a small saucepan over low heat, gently heat the milk to just boiling.  Spoon the chocolate and the cinnamon into each cup, pour in the milk and stir until chocolate is melted.  Add the coconut oil, and stir until melted.  Enjoy!

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If this is something you would enjoy, we’re delighted to be able to offer a giveaway from Tropical Traditions for a gallon bucket of theirGold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Because of its mild flavor and tolerance of high heat coconut oil is an ideal ingredient for cooking, particularly pan frying (use it for roasted potatoes – delicious!)

At room temperature it becomes a solid so it can also take the place of vegetable oil, shortening, or butter in baking.

(Click here for several more ideas and recipes for using coconut oil in the kitchen)

While coconut oil can be found in the oils aisle of most grocery stores there are a few reasons why I prefer to use Tropical Traditions.

  • The oil is produced by farming families committed to using old fashioned, traditional farming methods.
  • Their coconuts are used fresh: within 24-48 hours of harvest.
  • The coconut trees and producers are certified organic according to USDA standards.
  • The oil is produced in small batches without any chemical or high heat treatment.

In addition to the above, their delivery time is outstanding: afternoon orders appear on my doorstep the following day. This is an excellent resource for those of us living in a rural area with limited access to specialty food stores.

Entry is easy!  Simply register using the Rafflecopter widget below.  In order for your entry to be valid, we do ask that you subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter by clicking here.

Additional entries may be earned by giving Tropical Traditions a few likes on Facebook and leaving a comment as to your favorite cold weather beverage.

Giveaway will end at midnight on January 25.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Open to US and Canadian residents only.   Good luck!

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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Cinnamon Coconut Hot Chocolate ~ and a giveaway! — 72 Comments

  1. Your Cinnamon Coconut Hot Chocolate is on my list for recipes to try. It looks yummy. You know I’m a fan of anything coconut! I look forward to reading the newsletter. My favorite winter beverage is steaming hot tea, currently Acai, pomegranate and blueberry green tea, by Private Selection.

  2. I find myself using coconut oil for more and more things. Where was this delight all my life!? Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  3. Thank you for the information on coconut oil and the recipe. I look forward to giving them a try.

  4. I almost always add cinnamon and freshly whipped cream to my hot chocolate. And sometimes I add my grass-fed butter oil in an attempt to choke it down. But I like coconut oil in it. And sea salt and caramel sauce if I’m getting really fancy, lol! :)

  5. Well, I love Irish Coffee in the winter, but I’ll be trying this recipe tonight! Thanks…

  6. Signed up for the newsletter! My favorite drink is definitely hot cocoa. Excited to try this recipe!

  7. I won’t enter your lovely giveaway on account of my Australia-ness, but I had to tell you how lovely this hot cocoa sounds. :-) Absolutely delicious. I’ve been making my coffee and tea and iced on these hot summer days and will have to try this the same way. :-)

  8. This coconut oil sounds fantastic – thanks for the chance at a give-away!
    My favorite winter beverage is cocoa (hot chocolate).

  9. I love all kinds of hot beverages in the winter, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider…but my very favorite this year is Russian Caravan tea. Hot with just a tiny bit of sugar.

  10. My favorite winter beverage is hot apple cider, but that cinnamon coconut hot chocolate sounds amazing so I might have to try it!

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  12. Favourite winter beverage is either hot green tea, or a home made cup of hot chocolate with coconut oil for frothiness. Yum!

  13. My favorite winter beverage is hot coffee with English Toffee liquid stevia and 1/2 and1/2….Delicious

  14. I live in Florida so, winter is short if at all. I would say I drink more coffee on the cold days.

  15. I love coconut oil and use it for everything. Before I got laid off they called me the coconut girl.

  16. I love a nice cup of organic fair trade coffe with Wholesome sweeteners organic sugar and organic valley half and half! Yum! I may have to try this one too!

  17. My favorite beverage in winter is warm green chai tea..Also like hot cocoa so this cinnamon and coconut sounds wonderful. Will definately have to try it.

  18. My favorite winter beverage is coffee and hot chocolate mixed with whipped cream on top

  19. Hot cocoa! Never thought of putting coconut oil in it though – gotta try that! (liz N)

  20. I’ve been using TT coconut oil for 4 years now. First in Oregon where I lived prior and now in Hawaii. Do you have any idea how much it costs to ship 1 gallon of TT coconut oil to Hawaii? BIG BUCKS but I still believe it is worth every tablespoon full :)
    I use it in hot chocolate; as a spread on sprouted-wheat bread; in my smoothies, as an oil for stir-fry; as the oil in brownies (YUM!); in a lilikoi vinaigrette (have to use at room temp and use up in a week); for rubbing onto my wooden cooking utensils and cutting board; mosquito bites!; skin; in hair once a month. I’m still seeking uses for my oil.

  21. I really like a hot mug of hot cocoa for those chilly, lonely winter nights or days hmmm delicious.