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Cocoa Tea Recipe

This cocoa tea recipe gives a delicious, brewed chocolate drink made with ground cocoa beans, milk, sweeteners and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and bay leaves. It’s often enjoyed hot in the Caribbean for breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: cocoa tea
Servings: 2


  • ½ cup grated cocoa balls (or cocoa sticks or cocoa squares) (64g)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • your choice of sweetener


  • Add spices to water and bring to a boil on low heat.
  • Add grated cocoa (or cocoa square).
  • Boil for 5 to 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Add milk and sweeteners.
  • Boil until the milk is hot and the sweeteners have dissolved.
  • Strain and serve hot.