Recipes Dec 01, 2020

This Hazelnut + CBD Hot Cocoa Recipe is Perfect for Cold Winter Days

by Taylor Hogan

There's nothing quite as nostalgic as a cup of homemade hot cocoa after a long day of playing in the winter snow. That that warm, fuzzy feeling you get drinking a cup of hot cocoa may be more than just nostalgia. According to the National Library of Medicine drinking cocoa may improve calmness and contentment. This is why hot cocoa is a sweet treat that is perfect for the winter when you’re coping with shorter days and less sunlight.

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Our team wanted to infuse the cozy feeling of hot cocoa with the benefits of CBD for the perfect relaxation holiday drink. This recipe is made using Populum’s new Hazelnut + CBD Coffee Syrup. This sweet syrup is versatile and can be used in more than just coffee. It can be used to sweeten a variety of foods and beverages with the added benefit of CBD.

This Hazenut + CBD Hot Cocoa is simple and delicious. All it takes are just a few ingredients (and whatever toppings you’d like) to create a treat that will be sure to warm up even the coldest of days!

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  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk (or nut milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons Populum's CBD + Hazelnut Coffee Syrup


  • 1.In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and 1/2 cup of milk.
  • 2.Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  • 3.Add remaining milk (4 cups), CBD Hazelnut Coffee Syrup and a pinch of salt. Mix and heat; do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • 4.Serve hot, with marshmallows. Makes six servings.

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