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Excerpted from our Maple cookbook by Katie Price Webster.

Makes 3 cups | Active time: 10 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes


1/3 cup best-quality cocoa powder 

1/3 cup dark maple syrup 

21⁄2 cups low-fat milk
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Marshmallows (optional)


In a medium bowl, whisk cocoa and syrup. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, heat milk, stirring often, for about 8 minutes, or until steaming. Pour hot milk into cocoa mixture, whisking constantly. Transfer cocoa mixture to the saucepan and return to medium-low heat, stirring often, until completely smooth and steaming hot. Stir in vanilla and drop in marshmallows (if desired) before serving.