alive logo

Coconut Black Forest Hot Chocolate

Serves 2.


    Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without chocolate. This drinkable dessert gets its dark red hue from cherry juice, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate, all packed with heart-healthy antioxidants.



    For a pinker, head-turning take on this classic hot chocolate, use chopped white chocolate and malted milk powder in place of dark chocolate and cocoa.


    Coconut Black Forest Hot Chocolate


    • 2 cups (500 mL) light canned coconut milk
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened cherry juice
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) coconut sugar
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) finely chopped or grated dark chocolate
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) raw cacao or cocoa powder
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened toasted coconut chips


    Per serving:

    • calories441
    • protein5g
    • fat31g
      • saturated fat21g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates40g
      • sugars21g
      • fibre6g
    • sodium35mg



    In medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk milk, juice, sugar, dark chocolate, and cacao or cocoa powder until melted, piping hot, and fully combined. Whisk to create a few air bubbles, then pour into mugs, top with coconut chips, and serve.



    SEE MORE »
    An Elegant Afternoon Tea

    An Elegant Afternoon Tea

    Whether you call her Mom, Mother, Momma, or Mum, an afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate that special person in your life. It can not only be a fun and elegant occasion but also offer a wonderfully relaxed celebration. Afternoon tea has come to be a sort of ritual that allows you to slow down and take your time. The pace is gentle and calm, allowing time for everyone to unwind. Because it’s also something we don’t all do every day, it can help spark conversation and provide a special sense of occasion. The host can prepare food in advance, and with plenty of options both savoury and sweet, it can easily provide something that all will enjoy. And because offerings are all beautifully laid out and displayed, there’s no getting up and down from the table, which leaves everyone free for the most important reason for gathering—spending time with Mom. With afternoon tea, there’s plenty of opportunity to visit and spend time together and enjoy delicious food; these six recipes will help you prepare an afternoon tea to nourish body and soul and to celebrate Mom in style.