Raw Hot Chocolate For 2

IMG_3626I must admit that I’m not used to cold winters after living in the desert for so many years.  Being in Italy this time of year has been an adjustment on many levels – no complaints, of course! 🙂  The other day I was in the mood for some hot chocolate and wanted to see if a raw version would hit the spot, and I must say it did the trick!  It was warm, rich, decadent and delicious.  I enjoyed it so much I made it again the next day!  It’s a great way to unwind on a cold day and the perfect treat to share with that special someone.


1 cup plain almond milk
1 cup hot water
2 Tbs raw cacao powder
1 Tbs chia seeds
3 dates (or 2 ½ tsp maple syrup)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Pinch cinnamon


Cacao nibs

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a cup and garnish with cacao nibs


P.S.  For the almond milk recipe, go to “Nut Milk … It Does A Body Good!