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Holiday Hot Cocoa Recipe

The most joyful season of the year is finally here! The genuine smiles, the family and friends, the good food, warm laughter, and even warmer clothes are just a few of the things that make the holiday season so special.

Many families take this time to slow down, reconnect and get festive.  Even if you don’t celebrate the holidays, there’s often still that overwhelming feeling of togetherness; of taking pleasure in one another’s company.  The ones we love lend their merry “presence,” and it’s the TRUEST present of all.  Maybe your family’s tradition is picking out, setting up and decorating the Christmas Tree together! Maybe you hold a yearly get together at the local ice-skating rink.  Often, reunions aren’t complete without board games on Christmas Eve. And let’s not forget all the food and sweet treats that make the heart smile! No matter the custom, the most important thing is that the family is together and having a lot of fun.

Winter’s rituals are reminders of how we make it through and find beauty during the harshest and coldest conditions of the year. In times before heaters, TVs and cell phones, people had to huddle together for warmth and communicate for entertainment. Still today with the luxuries of modern technology, nothing quite beats the warm feelings of being close to those we love. Nothing beats the feeling of snuggling beside a loved one and enjoying a delicious cup of Hot Cocoa.

Hot Cocoa is a tried and true, and probably a staple activity on your long list of winter festivities.  But why not start a new tradition? Something you can enjoy for many winters to come! No worries, we have just the thing… We’ve created an all-new recipe to take your Hot Cocoa to the next level with Illuminent Fresh Peppermint CBD!

Here’s the recipe & some super simple instructions:

You’ll need…

1 cup of almond milk (milk)

1 tbsp of cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp of maple syrup

1 tsp of vanilla extract

15-20 drops of Illuminent CBD Fresh Peppermint Tincture

&& A handful of your favorite (mini) marshmallows


Place almond milk, cacao, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a pot at low to medium heat.  Whisk until hot, and remove from stove top before boiling.  Pour your hot cocoa into your FAVORITE mug, add Illuminent CBD Fresh Peppermint Tincture and stir.  Place marshmallows on top and ENJOY!

*Add a chocolate or dark chocolate syrup drizzle if you’re feeling extra funky…

** Blend for extra froth!


What makes this Hot Cocoa so special is the addition of Illuminent Fresh Peppermint CBD. This boosts the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which in turn helps maintain balance of the body’s most important functions.  It’s the perfect way to avoid all the icky cold/flu symptoms often associated with this time of year. This is too sweet! Not only do you get to enjoy the comfort of a soothing cup of rich Hot Cocoa, you also get the wellness boost that comes with using Illuminent CBD!

Try it, take a sip and fall in love with the Cocoa!!!

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By |2019-01-15T20:22:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Health|1 Comment

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  1. […] Brew up some herbal tea. The ritual of tea before bed gives us all the cozy feels.  A big mug, warm hands, and steamy herbal goodness.  What’s not to love?  Did we mention the sleepy bonus of something chamomile or lavender?  You can even add a few drops of your favorite Illuminent CBD tincture in there! (If you prefer hot cocoa… check out our CBD hot cocoa recipe!) […]

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