Caribbean Cocoa Tea Recipe Video

This recipe has orinated in St Lucia and is served as a morning beverage there. It is popular in many parts of Carribean and made with many variations.


Cooking Time25 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings2
Main Ingredient, Interest Group


 Water2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Cinnamon stick1
 Bay leaf1
 Cocoa stick2 Tablespoon, grated
 Nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
 Vanilla pod1⁄2
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Sauce thickener2 Teaspoon
 Milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.6%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.5 mg

Sodium 28.5 mg1.2%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%

Sugars 19.6 g

Protein 4 g7.2%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 0.81%

Calcium 8.7% Iron 3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Boil water and bay leaf and cinnamon to it. Let it boil for 15 minutes. Now add coca stick and nutmeg. Lower the heat and keep stirring it. Remove vanila from the pod using a sharp knife. Dissolve vanilla in mixture and empty the pod too. Add sugar and sauce thickener. Lower the heat and simmer it for 5 minutes. Then add milk or cream or evaporated milk. Simmer it for 2 minutes and remove strain and serve hot.

Editors Review

All of you tea-lovers, here is a nice alternative, which you are surely going to appreciate. Caribbean cocoa tea is not made with tea, but with cocoa stick. However, it is very much comforting and energizing. You would fall for the delicate flavor of cocoa. Watch the video to learn about the recipe.



neisha barbie says :

i luv dis trini style of tea 4rm since a small baby
Posted on: 5 February 2012 - 11:25pm