This superfood hot chocolate homemade recipe is made with cashew milk (or other non-dairy nut milk), dates, cashew butter, cacao powder, collagen powder, maca powder, and ground cinnamon.
This superfood hot chocolate homemade recipe is:
dairy-free, gluten-free, warm, buttery, creamy, sweet, chocolaty, filled with superfoods.
How To Make Hot Chocolate With Cacao Powder:
I found that blending a hot liquid with the cacao powder yielded a hot chocolate that was well blended and creamy, and therefore, not grainy. And, I tested this hot chocolate with hemp seed milk, cashew milk, and almond milk.
Cashew milk yielded a creamy and buttery taste compared to the others. Since this recipe eliminates maple syrup, a common sweetener in vegan hot chocolates, I feel that the cashew milk adds a buttery sweet taste without the added sugar.
So grab all the ingredients. Heat cashew milk or another nut milk, cashew butter and dates in a small pot. Whisk the butter and nut milk until thoroughly combined (a few minutes), and then heat the milk until the dates are soft.
Transfer the milk mixture to a blender or Vitamix. Add cacao powder (not cocoa powder), collagen protein powder, maca powder, and ground cinnamon. Blend the ingredients and gradually increase the speed from low to high for 1-2 minutes.
You can immediately consume the hot chocolate, or you can transfer it to glass bottles and refrigerate overnight. I found that chilled hot chocolate lasts 1-2 days.
This superfood hot chocolate homemade recipe is made with cashew milk, dates, cashew butter, cacao powder, collagen powder, maca powder, and ground cinnamon. This hot chocolate homemade recipe is dairy-free, buttery, sweet, chocolaty, filled with superfoods. Read to learn how to make hot chocolate with cacao powder.
2 cups cashew milk or almond milk
6 Medjool dates
2 Tablespoons cashew butter
Tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon collagen
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat milk, dates, and cashew butter over low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes, continually stirring, until dates are soft.
Transfer milk mixture to a blender or Vitamix and add cacao powder, collagen, maca powder, and cinnamon. Blend for 1-2 minutes while gradually increasing the speed from low to high, until creamy and thin.
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