There is NO BETTER way to start off your new year than to drink some rich, creamy hot cocoa. A few days before January, Iowa City (where I live with my dad) got hit by a cold front and a lot of snow. So of course, armed with my new tripod (!!!!!) I decided to go with the flow and make some hot cocoa.


But this isn’t any ordinary hot cocoa. It’s got chai and collagen in it as well, making it the perfect morning drink. Or afternoon drink. And if you’re pretty tolerant to caffeine, a nighttime drink as well. Honestly, it’s perfect any time of the day.


Also, here I am making good on my resolution to create some videos! This is the first video with my new tripod and is totally awesome minus the fact that my voice can be kind of annoying. If my voice doesn’t make you want to jump off a cliff like a lemming, check out my entire channel and hit subscribe!

Happy New Year y’all, I cannot WAIT for the rest of 2018!



  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tea bag chai
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup powdered coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • optional: cinnamon


In a small saucepan, set the almond milk and the tea bag to boil. Once boiled, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, sift together the cacao, coconut sugar and arrowroot starch. Then whisk in the collagen, and if desired, ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Add the cacao mixture to the almond milk and turn off the heat, then whisk until the hot cocoa is formed–it’s going to be very thick and creamy.

While it’s still hot, transfer the hot cocoa to a mug and top with cinnamon.


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