Chicory Hot Chocolate

Chicory is a popular coffee substitute. In this case, I’ve made it into a hot chocolate, which works perfectly, as the texture of chicory leaves a creamy, smooth flavor in the mouth. Chicory’s health benefits are ten fold. Not only is it great to drink during the cold winter months, it is great for sipping during seasonal transitions. Chicory is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory and can keep your immune system strong when the weather is constantly changing. It’s full spectrum of selenium and manganese also help regulate your thyroid and while supporting bone health.

Chicory Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: Elixir
Serves: 3 servings
What You Need
  • 2 tsp granulated roasted chicory
  • 1 inch stick of cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp (or more) unpasteurized honey
  • Optional: 1 tsp rolled oats for thickening
  • Garnish: whipping cream
What You Do
  1. Simmer the chicory, cinnamon, cacao powder, nutmeg and rolled oats in the water for about 15 minutes. It can be used at this point, but might be better once steeped longer.
  2. Strain and add liquid mixture back to pot
  3. Add coconut cream and unpasteurized honey. Mix well until all ingredients thoroughly combined, but don’t let it boil.
  4. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
  5. Optional: garnish with whip cream, sprinkle with cinnamon if you like


About Nora DeBora

Nora DeBora is one of Toronto's leading Health and Wellness professionals who is certified in holistic nutrition, yoga and personal training. She specializes in digestive wellness and is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to achieve their optimal health goals.

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