Sikwate/Hot Cocoa Drink

Sikwate is a Filipino drink made with cocoa tablets, water and brown sugar. I used to drink this a lot when I was a kid and it’s perfect with fried bananas. I can’t find the kind of bananas we use for cooking back home here in Switzerland but the sikwate alone can still be enjoyed. I made this sikwate with plant milk which is even more delicious than the original sikwate.

I bought my cacao tablets from the Philippines but you can also use cacao powder since it’s difficult to find these tablets in Europe.


  • Tablea/Cacao Tablets or Cacao Powder
  • Rice milk


  1. Pour 2 cups of rice milk or any plant milk you prefer into a pot and add 8 tablets of cocoa or 6 teaspoons of cacao powder.
  2. You must keep on stirring with a wooden spoon until the cocoa has dissolved.





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