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Hot Cocoa and CBD Recipes – CBD Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa and CBD Recipes - CBD Hot Chocolate

Traditionally, you’re told not to mix hot drinks with cbd. However, hot chocolate with CBD may actually be the perfect combo. So, how do you mix hot cocoa and CBD for a balanced winter drink?

Hot temperature does denature ( damaged) CBD, especially at higher temperatures — but that doesn’t mean it loses all its potentially healing properties. In other words, when weighing the risks and benefits, don’t count hot chocolate recipes out of your CBD regimen. 

Read on for some amazing hot cocoa and CBD recipes that you can easily make at home!

Why CBD Is Great For Winter Woes

Ask anyone what problems they face in the winter, and it is likely that they list one of the following: 

  • Chapped lips 
  • Changes in appetite or thirst
  • Seasonal depression
  • Skin issues (i.e. dryness)

While CBD isn’t a “cure-all”, it may help you find balance — especially in the wintertime. 

During the winter, the body has different needs than  it does during warmer months. Water soluble CBD is versatile. It’s not just meant for water. 

Mixing water soluble CBD into a morning drink can be a great way to start the day! Hot chocolate, especially when made at home, can be an appetizing seasonal sip and a delicious drink to pair with CBD. 

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CBD & Hot Drinks – Are They a Good Mix? 

You have probably heard before not to mix CBD and hot liquids together. While that statement does hold some truth, let’s drill into it a bit! 

The structures that make up CBD do become denatured (damaged) when they come into contact with higher heat. The effects heat has on CBD worsens with higher temperatures and the longer cooking times. 

With that being said, there are a few things you can do: 

  1. Wait for it to cool down– We know it’s hard, but if you wait a couple minutes for hot chocolate to cool down, it may be a more suitable temperature for CBD.
  2. Add it to the toppings– Instead of adding it straight to your hot chocolate mix, add CBD to more mild temperature mix-ins like whipped cream. 
  3. CBD-infused syrups– Syrups rarely get heated but go great with almost any hot chocolate variety. Make homemade syrups, and easily infuse them with CBD. 

Hot Cocoa and CBD Recipes You’ll Love When It’s Cold

When it comes to homemade hot chocolate, adding a little CBD oil can make all the difference. Not only does full spectrum water soluble CBD add the typical benefits you find in our other CBD products, Hemplucid’s Vegan Water Soluble Oil can also add a little something special to your cold weather cup. 

Don’t know where to start during winter months? Try these hot chocolate combinations — they each contain CBD and are a twist on the classic concoction! 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe with CBD

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe 

Looking for a recipe that is cozy yet refreshing? Peppermint hot chocolate, made with USDA Organic Full-Spectrum Water Soluble CBD, this hot cocoa is perfect for sipping. This CBD oil is not on USDA Certified Organic, but it is also non-GMO, certified vegan, and certified kosher.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tablespoons cacao powder 
  • 4 teaspoon sweetener of choice 

1 ½ cup milk

  • 1 ml (full dropper*) Water Soluble CBD 
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint flavor 
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, crushed candy canes

*A “full” dropper (1 ml) actually appears around ¾ of the way full. The dropper works by using a pocket of pressure to dispense the oil, so ¾ full is about as full as it gets! 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat milk slowly — heat in 30 second increments if using a microwave (mixing in between). If heating on the stove, stir or whisk frequently to avoid scalding. 
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder and sweetener.
  3. Allow milk to cool for about 60 seconds. While milk is cooling, add Water Soluble CBD and peppermint flavoring to the bottom of a mug. Pour milk into mug and stir with a spoon or small whisk to combine. 
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed peppermint (or other desired toppings) and enjoy!  

 

Orange Hot Chocolate with CBD 

Orange hot cocoa is always an unexpected treat. It adds a welcome tang and citrusy zest that is even more elevated when paired with CBD. 

Perfect for a wintertime brunch, add this naturally sweetened drink to your menu! The vanilla, maple syrup, and optional sprinkle of cinnamon help add sweetness without all the sugar. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups milk 
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 ½ ml (1 ½ droppers) Vegan Water Soluble Oil – 1500mg
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • Optional toppings: dried oranges, grated dark chocolate, mini marshmallows, cinnamon, orange zest, whipped cream, cinnamon stick or sprinkle of cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small to medium saucepan, add milk and orange juice and set stove to medium heat. Stir frequently with a whisk to incorporate ingredients. Heat for about 5 minutes or until the milk mixture begins to steam. 
  2. Remove from heat and add cacao powder and orange zest. Whisk until incorporated. 
  3. Allow milk to cool for about 60 seconds. While milk is cooling, add the water-soluble CBD, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bottom of a mug. Pour milk into mug and stir with a spoon or small whisk to combine. 
  4. Garnish with dried oranges, whipped cream, and grated chocolate (or other desired toppings) and enjoy! 
Hot Cocoa and CBD Recipes – Smooth CBD Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows and Cinnamon

Smooth CBD Hot Cocoa with Cinnamon & Marshmallows

Use this basic hot cocoa and CBD recipe to create a regular cup of hot chocolate with CBD. For this combination, the sweetener has been infused with CBD instead of the steaming hot drink. 

 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cup milk 
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoon maple syrup 
  • 1 ml Water Soluble CBD
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: cinnamon and mini marshmallows

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat milk slowly — heat in 30 second increments if using microwave (mixing in between). If heating on the stove, stir frequently to avoid scalding. 
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder and sweetener.
  3. Allow milk to cool for about 60 seconds. While milk is cooling, add Water Soluble CBD, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bottom of a mug. Pour milk into mug and stir with a spoon or small whisk to combine. 
  4. Garnish with mini marshmallows and a sprinkle of cinnamon (or desired toppings) and enjoy this tasty hot cocoa and CBD recipe!  

Conclusion On CBD Hot Chocolate

You’ve probably been told not to mix hot drinks and CBD. However, these hot cocoa and CBD recipes can be a great way to get your daily serving of cannabinoids in the winter, especially once you understand how CBD interacts with heat. Use these hot cocoa and CBD recipes for a flavorful, festive hot cocoa with calming CBD. 

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