I live in Maine and am cold-blooded, so hot chocolate is a year-round treat for me. Unfortunately, I have had difficulty finding a pre-packaged hot cocoa that is free of refined sugars or artificial sugars. This is my solution: A homemade hot cocoa made with coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup. Yum!
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and boil. Sometimes I have trouble getting the cocoa to dissolve, so I use a whisk to really mix it in.
I have not tried this with cow’s milk since I don’t drink it. However, I did try the recipe once with almond milk, and it didn’t come out quite as good (but it's still good!). I would recommend sticking with the coconut milk! If you need it to be sweeter, try adding a little more maple syrup.