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Casablanca Vegan Hot Cocoa

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Beverages, Dairy Free Desserts, Dairy-Free Recipes with 2 Comments

This recipe for vegan hot cocoa is a “15 minutes or less” entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Roxanne Chan. For the creamy base, she Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

Casablanca Vegan Hot CocoaFast and Fresh Dairy Free Time Trials Recipe ContestNaturally sweetened with dates and enriched with luxurious cashew butter, this vegan hot cocoa is actually nutritious!

For more details and to enter the recipe contest, see this post: http://www.godairyfree.org/news/dairy-free-time-trials-recipe-contest

Special Diet Notes & Options: Casablanca Vegan Hot Cocoa

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

For a tree nut-free and vegan hot cocoa, you can use sunflower seed butter in place of the cashew. It will add a different flavor vibe and be a touch less creamy, but tasty in its own right.

Casablanca Cocoa
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Serves: 1

  • 8 ounces So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Beverage, scalded
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • Garnish: coconut flakes, mint sprig

  1. Place all ingredients, except the garnish, in a blender container and blend till smooth. Serve with garnishes.


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  1. Elizabeth, blogger for SunButterFebruary 19, 2014 at 12:47 pmReply

    Hi Alisa,
    This looks delicious! Of course we’ll adapt it for our nut-free friends with SunButter, but the mint and dates sounds like a marvelous combination. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Alisa FlemingFebruary 20, 2014 at 2:58 pmReplyAuthor

      Yes, sunbutter should be delicious, too! More of a PB-chocolate flare :)

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