In need of a pick-me-up? Why not try making your own cacao water? Also known as Agua de cacao, this delicious drink is packed with antioxidants and mood-boosting flavonoids. Plus, it's super easy to make!
Cacao water recipes
There are different recipes for Cacao water and here are a few we would like to share with you.
Simple Cacao water recipe
Simply combine Maya Moon raw cacao powder with water and sweeten to taste with honey or stevia. For a touch of flavor, you can also add a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon.
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup of Maya Moon cocoa powder
- 1 cinnamon stick
- a quarter teaspoon of cloves
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of nutmeg
- sugar to taste (you can use raw sugar, honey or stevia)
Bring water, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a low heat and simmer until 1/3 of the liquid has evaporated. Add cocoa and stir until chocolate has melted, then season with sugar to taste.
Feel free to experiment until you find your perfect recipe. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the delicious benefits of this simple cacao water!
Cacao and Coconut Water
For this recipe you'll need 1 cup of cacao beans and 5 cups of coconut water.
You should toast the cacao beans until brown - 5-7 minutes. Combine toasted beans and water in jug, cover it at leave in the fridge for 2 days. Then, using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the mixture to remove cacao beans. Serve with ice.
Cacao and Corn Water drink
- 500 g of cacao beans
- 500 g of corn
- 500 g of Maya Moon Cacao
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 350 g of sugar
- 1 teaspoon anise
- 12 cups of cold water
First roast the corn and cacao beans. Remove shells from beans. Grind cinnamon, cocoa beans, corn and anise to fine powder. Gradually add cold water until you get thick pasta.
Then add the rest of water, and sugar to taste.Beat to release the foam. Add ice cubes and enjoy these hot summer days with Maya Moon Cacao.
Why Maya Moon Cacao?
Maya Moon Cacao beans are sourced directly from our farmers in Alta Verapaz; the highlands of Central Guatemala, where the fruits of the cacao trees are harvested and the beans extracted, fermented, and dried, ready for our team of Mayan mothers to work their loving magic! In the home of cacao in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, our cacao beans are roasted, hand-peeled, and ground into a paste before then being molded into the blocks of 100% pure cacao and finely grated to create a form of cacao that brings you to ease, convenience and delight!