Turmeric Chocolate Drink Mix (A coffee alternative)

I had to give up coffee after 25+ years.I used to drink coffee daily until I realized the impacts it had on my body. The caffeine triggered PAC episodes. The acidity caused acid reflux. t affected my anxiety jitters too. I love the warmth and comfort of a morning drink so I came up with this one after being inspired by similar recipes.
I appreciate the health affects of the ingredients and the chocolate from the hot chocolate I use in mine. NOTE 1: Keep in mind, that the size of this recipe will last you a few weeks, depending on how much you use for each of your servings (I use large mugs). NOTE 2: You can easily adjust the flavor ratios based on your desired taste. (i.e. less turmeric or ginger, or add a little more hot chocolate, etc..)
ALTERNATIVE: I will also include a way to make it using cocoa powder and honey too. The variation does NOT have the other healthy ingredients (mushrooms) found in the chocolate mix.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 people


  • 1 Glass storage container or jar That closes tightly
  • 1 Small spoon To mix ingredients
  • 1 Frother (optional but recommended) Helps with mixing well (Can be found for $16-20 on Amazon)


Mushroom Hot Chocolate Mix Version:

  • 1 cup Laird Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1/2 cup Turmeric powder
  • 1/8 cup Ginger powder
  • 1/8 cup Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground black pepper This helps with the absorption of the anti-inflammatory element in turmeric, called curcumin.

Alternative variation:

  • 3/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Turmeric powder
  • 1/8 cup Ginger powder
  • 1/8 cup Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground black pepper

Alternative Sweetener Options:

  • 1/2 cup Coconut, Date OR Maple Sugar powder I prefer no refined sugar sweetener
  • 1-2 Tbsp Raw honey To your desired taste and ONLY after you are preparing a single drink. Do NOT add to dry mix beforehand.


  • Add all dry ingredients to a air tight glass container.
  • Mix up, and store in pantry

Making individual serving:

  • Use hot milk, alternative milk or water. (Alt milk tastes the best.)
  • Use about 1-2 Tbsp of mix for each serving, based on your cup size. Use frother if you have one. Otherwise use a whisk or mix well.
  • Enjoy!
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