Maca Mint Cocoa

Use regular or dairy-free milk in this minty cup of cocoa.

Maca Mint Cocoa

Makes two servings
Prep time: Five minutes
Cook time: Five minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbs. cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tbs. maca powder
  • 1 cup whole milk or nondairy milk
  • 1 to 2 tbs. organic cane sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. mint extract (look for a glycerine- or oil-based extract if you are avoiding alcohol)


  1. Whisk the cocoa or cacao powder into the water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Continue whisking over low heat until slightly thickened, then whisk in the maca powder and milk.
  3. Heat until just warm, and taste to check for sweetness.
  4. Add sugar and mint extract to taste. (Maca has a bit of sweet flavor, so you may find you don’t need sugar.)

Add spirit: Add a splash of whiskey.

(a.k.a. "That Food Girl") is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and food stylist.

Photos: Andrea DAgosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman

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