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This Butterscotch Hot Cocoa Will Warm You Up!

Robyn Openshaw - Jun 17, 2011 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Nobody really wants to read a healthy hot cocoa recipe in June, huh. I’ll have more appropriate spring garden recipes for you Sunday.

But I went for a bike ride at 7:45 pm up the canyon. My friend Jennie kept griping about the next steep hill: “I thought you said this was the last one!” It’s my favorite ride, 10 miles up and 10 miles back, so beautiful it takes my breath away.

Somehow I didn’t think about how cold it would be, in my t-shirt and shorts, flying down the canyon at 35 mph. I was so frozen when I got to the bottom that I raced home, made this hot cocoa, and got in a steaming hot bath with it.

Butterscotch Hot Cocoa


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp non-alkalized unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 heaping tbsp coconut milk powder
  • ¼ tsp butterscotch flavoring

Whiz all ingredients in a blender, pour into a mug, and enjoy!

Read next: How to Make That Amazing Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Robyn Openshaw, the Green Smoothie Girl


Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

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4 thoughts on “This Butterscotch Hot Cocoa Will Warm You Up!”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Robyn,

    I have enjoyed your blog and ordered a BlenTech! The smoothies are great and I now want to get a bigger container for the blender. yesterday I paid $39.95 for a digital download of the 12 steps and I can’t find it today. They sent it to my email and I fell asleep reading it last night.. however, today I can’t find it! I don’t know what happened to it.. Is it possible for them to send it again?

  2. Robyn Openshaw says:

    Anne, fell asleep reading it, WHAT?! It’s supposed to compete with the most exciting pulp fiction! Write and tell them the details of your order and they’ll help you out!

  3. Heck, I’m in Texas and I was craving hot cocoa last night…lol! Btw, I think you should plan a trip to Texas and you should come to our Raw food group meetups! There is one in San Antonio, one in San Marcos, and a zillion in Austin! You are welcome to stay with us when you come! Let’s make arrangements! The Texans are “starving to fatness” help!

  4. you can always make this an iced cocoa.

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