Tart Cherry Hot Chocolate


Total Time: 10 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Yield: 1-2 Servings
Level: Beginner


  • 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk*
  • 1 ounce Montmorency tart cherry concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt


Combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is heated through.

Pour into mugs and garnish with cocoa powder, cacao nibs and/or marshmallows.


* Use coconut milk from a can. Other milks can be used if preferred. If choosing nut milk, use unsweetened since you’re adding sweetener and the tart cherry concentrate is a bit sweet as well.

Recipe courtesy of Gina Matsoukas of Running to the Kitchen