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Cacao Powder Recipes: Healthy Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 13 min
  • Cook Time: 3 min
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Thick and creamy Healthy Hot Chocolate sweetened naturally with dates! An amazingly rich and delicious dairy free hot cocoa perfect  for chilly weather.


Units Scale
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Remove pits and place dates in a small bowl. Cover with hot water and set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain dates. Place them in a high speed blender or Nutribullet with milk, cocoa powder, and salt. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour mixture into a small saucepan. Heat over medium low for about 3 minutes, or until hot. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a mug and enjoy with toppings of choice!

Keywords: healthy hot chocolate