Soul: Hot Chocolate + Tea

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This drink is exactly what it sounds like: a little something for your soul. Rich liquid chocolate plus your favorite tea. Sounds kinda weird but trust me, it is amazing. This drink came from a lovely café called Patisserie 46. If you live anywhere near Minneapolis, you’ve probably heard of it. So they used to have this drink called Soul, which was hot chocolate & tea mixed together. My Grammy (RIP) LOVED Patisserie 46 and she would make her own version of Soul and serve it to us in bowls to drink out of. Good mems.

Recently, I was on a walk with my mom and the day was chilly and wintery but perfectly sunny, you know how those days are. My cold cheeks and fingies gave me a craving for a warm and cozy bev. And Soul popped into my head. My parents actually live near Patisserie 46 so I thought I’d stop by and order one. Unfortunately, it is NO LONGER ON THEIR MENU!!!!!! So of course I had to go home and figure out how to make it myself. And it was so delicious that it must be shared with the public.

Here’s how you make Soul:

FIRST, boil 3/4 cup water and choose a tea. Be smart about your tea choice. You want a tea that goes well with chocolate. Then again, what doesn’t go well with chocolate? I recommend something like chai, vanilla, or ginger. Peppermint could be good too! Use 2 tea bags or 3 teaspoons of loose leaf tea. Once the water is boiling, steep the tea in your chosen mug for 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, we’ll make the chocolate part. You know how if you put baking cocoa into liquid it just sits on top or clumps up and you can never mix it together and it is SO ANNOYING?? Here’s the secret to avoid that. Put a tablespoon of baking cocoa (the unsweetened kind) into a glass measuring cup. Add a tablespoon of milk (your choice of milk, I use 2% but whole will be richer—non-dairy milk would be fine too!) and rapidly stir this mixture until it is smooth with no clumps. So it’s kind of a thick chocolate liquid. Like this picture below!

chocolate liquid for SOUL

Then add the rest of the milk to make 3/4 cup. Stir it up and then microwave for a minute and a half or until it’s nice and hot. Then you’ll add 3 tablespoons of good quality chocolate chips and 2 pinches of salt. You could use regular meh-quality chocolate chips but the good kind tastes better and melts better. Let it sit for a minute or two and then stir it all up until the chocolate is totally mixed with the milk. When your tea is done brewing, remove tea bags and add the hot chocolate to the mug. Mix together, taste it, and add honey if you wish.

Pouring chocolate mixture into tea to make Soul
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Soul: Hot Chocolate + Tea

  • Author: Megan B-L
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving—12 ounces 1x
  • Category: Drinks


Rich liquid chocolate + your favorite tea = Soul


  • 2 tea bags or 2 teaspoons loose leaf tea, your choice (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons good quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 pinches salt
  • honey to taste


  1. Boil water & steep tea in a mug for 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add baking cocoa and 1 tablespoon milk in a glass measuring cup. Stir quickly until cocoa is fully hydrated and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add rest of milk to make 3/4 cup. Heat in microwave for a minute and a half or until hot.
  4. Add chocolate chips and 2 pinches of salt, let sit for a couple minutes so chips can melt.
  5. Stir milk & chocolate mixture until chips are melted and everything is smooth.
  6. When tea is ready, remove tea bags and add hot chocolate mixture to the mug.
  7. Stir and add honey if you prefer more sweetness.
  8. Drink & soothe soul!


  • The equipment section above contains affiliate links to products that could help you make this recipe! 
  • Choose a tea that would compliment chocolate. I recommend a vanilla or chai tea, but feel free to experiment!
  • You could easily make this dairy free by using a non-dairy milk alternative and dairy-free chocolate chips.

Keywords: chocolate, tea


  • Kathy Kraemer
    January 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Can’t wait to try the hot chocolate tea! Looks amazing.

    • Megan B-L
      February 2, 2021 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Kathy!!! Let me know what you think if you try it!


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