Maca Hot Chocolate

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Maca Hot Chocolate
General Information
  • Hot Beverages
  • Sweet
  • 7 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings


  • Whole Milk
    Whole milk
  • Maple Syrup
    Maple syrup
  • Cacao Powder
    Cacao Powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
    Ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons of HerbaZest Maca Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups of whole milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of HerbaZest Cacao Powder
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


A cup of maca hot chocolate is exactly what the body needs on a cold, winter or autumn day. Adding a pleasantly nutty flavor, maca also shares its richness of sterols and fatty acid amides, both of which work together to balance hormonal release, stimulate metabolism, and improve cognitive functions, among other effects. Cacao's theobromine, on the other hand, is for its stimulant and mood-enhancing properties. As such, this maca and cacao hot drink is capable of nourishing the mind and body alike.

  1. In a saucepan, pour the milk and put it on low heat to warm it up a little bit.(3 minutes)
  2. Add the maca powder, cacao powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine so that there are no lumps.(1 minute)
  3. Then add the maple syrup and vanilla extract (add more maple syrup if desired). Keep it on the heat until it is warm enough for your liking. Then take it off the heat and pour into cups.(2 minutes)
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!(1 minute)

Although drinking this maca hot chocolate is delicious on its own, when topped with whipped coconut cream, cinnamon, and cacao nibs, it turns into a real, wholesome treat.