Bulletproof Hot Cacao

BulletproofHotCacao2I’ve been reading up on Bulletproof coffee lately. I heard about it for the first time earlier this year and never gave it a try because generally I try to stay away from coffee (even though it’s so hard!) due to caffeine negatively affecting my rosacea acne.

Instead I’ve been blending pastured butter in my morning tea. Until now.

Bulletproof Hot Cacao. Not Hershey’s powdered cocoa, but raw cacao from Navitas Naturals (Whole Foods).

This creamy hot drink is perfect in the morning. I try to stay away from it at night (which is generally when I drink hot cocoa) because raw cacao has a lot of caffeine. I made the mistake of drinking this before bed one evening and spent the whole night wired thinking about ways I could change my life, and how I was going to work out and be super fit and educated and awesome.

Disclaimer: I know Dave from Bulletproofexec.com has written a post about the warnings of fake Bulletproof coffee. He claims that all coffee beans are not created equal, and that the use of MCT oil for maximized energy is a key element in his recipe (both of which I totally agree with.) So even though this Hot Cacao recipe is NOT technically “Bulletproof”, it still tastes delicious while maintaining some of the health benefits associated with drinking good healthy fats.





Bulletproof Hot Cacao

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Bulletproof Hot Cacao


  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Kerrygold butter (or any pastured butter)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash cinnamon
  • 2 tsp raw honey (optional)


  1. Bring the water and coconut milk to a boil a small saucepan.
  2. Mix boiling liquid with all other ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Blend with an emersion blender or hand mixer until frothy.
  4. Transfer bulletproof hot cacao to your favorite mug and drink up!


  1. Tyler says

    I tried my own variation of your bullet-proof hot chocolate, thanks for the inspiration!!! It’s cold right now out here on the West Coast and I made 2 cups today :)

  2. Pauline Ann says

    I found something that I really like in my bulletproof coffee and it can probably be used here also.
    It is “organic, raw Cacao Bliss” by Artisana. It contains all organic raw ingredients, coconut butter, coconut oil, agave syrup, cacao, cacao butter. I use a tablespoon in my coffee along with a tablespoon of the butter, little cinnamon, little vanilla extract.

  3. Tricia Sherry says

    I just tried it and I think it is good! I used maple syrup instead of honey. It was chocolatey and creamy and I will make this again. I made sure to have it after lunch due to caffeine in the cacao.


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