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Hot Cocoa with Coconut, Cardamom & Sea Salt

Perfectly cozy with a little bit of spice and sweetness: hot cocoa with coconut, cardamom & sea salt is a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 5 ingredients, all seasons, almond butter, cacao, cacao powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, coconut butter, fall, medjool dates, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 soft Medjool date, pitted
  • 10 oz boiling water

Instructions

  • In an upright, vented blender, combine the cocoa powder, coconut butter, almond butter, cardamom, sea salt, date, and boiling water. Slowly bring your blender up to high speed and let it run for 30 seconds, or until the date is totally liquified and the drink looks creamy. Pour the hot cocoa with coconut and cardamom out into a mug that you love, dust with some extra cocoa if you like, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You could use raw cacao powder if you have it around. Expect a slightly stronger and ever-so-slightly more bitter taste.
  • I think 1 Medjool date is sweet enough, but feel free to increase this if you need to.
  • If you don’t have/don’t like almond butter, cashew or hazelnut butter or even tahini would also work.