Recipe: Homemade CBD Hot Cocoa To Soothe Away Holiday Stress

Editor’s Note: This CBD hot cocoa recipe is our second collaboration with John Korkidis, better known as Chron Vivant. Don’t miss his CBD spiced cider recipe and our other CBD cocktails and non-alcoholic CBD drinks. -KO

Nothing is more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa and nothing quite hugs the soul like a broad spectrum of cannabinoids. So, there may be no better way to spend a cold winter’s day than snuggled up to a crackling fire with with a mug full of CBD hot cocoa. And if you don’t have a fireplace, this recipe will make you feel like you do.

Hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes enhance the spices and bitter chocolate notes. Plus, the added fat of the milk and whipped cream helps increase the bioavailability of the drink.

A mug of hot chocolate with whip cream, with a Christmas tree in the background. Our CBD hot cocoa recipe will warm you up and soothe away the stress of chasing the perfect gifts.
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Our CBD hot cocoa recipe will warm you up and soothe away the stress of chasing the perfect gifts. (Photo: Ministry of Hemp / Chron Vivant)

Fun Fact: The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayan peoples around 2000 years ago, and much like cannabis, the cocoa beverage was an essential part of Aztec culture. I wonder if they ever mixed the two?


Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min


  • 1 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whole organic milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic granulated sugar (optional)
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 drops of full spectrum CBD tincture

Garnish: Whipped cream or marshmallows and a candy cane

A mug of CBD hot cocoa garnished with whipped cream and candy cane pieces. The mug sits on a woven coaster with another candy cane.
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(Photo: Ministry of Hemp / Chron Vivant)


  • In a small saucepan, mix the chocolate, cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of milk over low heat.
  • Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the remaining milk, a dash of cinnamon, and a dash of sea salt.
  • Stir in organic sugar to taste and add a few drops of the CBD tincture of your choice.
  • Pour CBD hot cocoa into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows.
  • Take a candy cane and place in a ziplock bag. Gently crush the candy cane with a mallet or similar object and sprinkle the remaining candy cane bits on top of your whipped cream or marshmallows.

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    hi,im needing some info on cbd,,ive used the capsules and i loved them,,i heard from a friend of hot chocolate and he swears by it,,i can not take pain killers,,ive had 3 major surgeries and going in to get hernia fixed,,i need the capsules to relieve pain,,please give me info on what to buy,,skittish on buying over the internet as i was frauded on my bank acct. in live in canada not sure if you can help,,ty for reading this

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      Hi Lynda, thanks for reaching out. We put together this list of the Best CBD Capsules. We update this list every year and trust the brands. We’ve tried all of them. Hope that helps! Wishing you some pain relief.

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