vegan hot chocolate

recipe  27th November 2015 by

This is the most perfect beverage for cosying up on the sofa with on a cold winter’s day or as a post long walk treat at the weekend or as a dessert huddled round the kitchen table.

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If you’ve ever been to Spain and enjoyed churros dunked in melted chocolate, then this hot chocolate recipe will taste familiar, though it’s a much healthier experience! It’s hard to believe there’s no cream in this silky smooth drink and it’s all down to the almond and coconut milk.

Jess, graze nutritionist
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  • 300 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 5 pitted chopped dates
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp vanilla seeds
  • 14 tsp Himalayan salt


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency and the dates have blended. Add more water if required to thin the mix slightly if you would like a thinner consistency (I like my hot chocolate quite thick).

Warm gently in a saucepan until heated through, stirring occasionally to prevent any clumping.

Pour into mugs, top with mini marshmallows and enjoy!

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at for even more.

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