Caribbean Cocoa Tea Recipe

Cocoa tea is a unique hot chocolate beverage that is very popular in a number of Caribbean countries.

To make this tea, the cocoa beans are first roasted, and afterward grounded and rolled into a cocoa stick, which is then grated into a cocoa powder.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of grated cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • brown sugar
  • nip of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of almond or whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
Directions:
  • Bring water, cocoa, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and bay leaf to boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in coconut milk and your choice of either almond or whole milk.
  • Sweeten with brown sugar to taste, and then add a tiny amount of salt.
  • Continue to simmer mixture on low heat for a minute or two.
  • Strain into your favorite mug and enjoy your cocoa tea!


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