homemade hot cocoa recipe with mushroom

Mushroom 8-Plex Cozy Adaptogen Hot Cocoa

Homemade hot cocoa with our Mushroom 8-Plex

‘Tis the season we once again resolve to be healthier in the new year-- resolutions that tend to fizzle out soon after the last fireworks do. But this year, we at Zhou Nutrition have introduced an easier way to make those resolutions last, with a nutritional supplement fit for inclusion in dozens of simple, daily use recipes. Our Mushroom 8-Plex is a superfood blend ready to help, one teaspoon at a time. Packed with antioxidants and adaptogens that support immune health, brain power, energy and endurance, 8-Plex powder is the ideal booster to take your recipes to the next level, especially this homemade hot cocoa perfect for the cold winter months

We’re kicking off our “New Year, New Shroom” recipe series with a Cozy Homemade Adaptogen Hot Cocoa, made with creamy oat milk, antioxidant-rich pure maple syrup, and real cacao powder instead of a sugar-laden mix. Many of the mushrooms found in Zhou's 8-Plex are loaded with antioxidants that combat oxidative stress, making this hot cocoa from scratch is a great alternative for those living a caffeine-free lifestyle who also love the relaxing ritual of a warm and cozy morning drink. Or an afternoon pick me up. Or an evening night-cap. Basically, there is no wrong time for a steaming mug of hot cocoa--  especially one with a nutritious antioxidant boost.

Mushroom 8-Plex Cozy Adaptogen Hot Cocoa

Serves 2 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 7 minutes

homemade hot cocoa with mushroomIngredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Mushroom 8-Plex Powder



  1. Gently heat milk and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a small whisk while heating, until fully incorporated.
  3. Warm until the drink reaches desired temperature, and serve in two mugs.
  4. Enjoy!

Quickest homemade hot cocoa recipe out there with the highest nutritional value! Don’t forget to stick around to read about more of our Mushroom 8-Plex packed recipes which are sure to keep you cozy these winter months. Enjoy!

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