3 Ingredient Paleo Hot Chocolate


3-Ingredient Paleo Hot Chocolate = super tasty and easy!

3-Ingredient Paleo Hot Chocolate = super tasty and easy!

This 3-ingredient paleo hot chocolate is pretty awesome, pretty paleo and pretty perfect on a chilly night. It is sweet chocolatey goodness in a cup.

What inspired me to make this quick paleo hot cocoa? Well, yesterday I decided to go to the grocery store in the pouring rain. Most of you probably make a mental note of where you park when you walk into a grocery store – especially in the rain. Not me. By the time I finally got back home, I was sopping wet – from my head down to my toes. I took a hot shower but I still felt cold; I decided that I needed something warm to sip on. I searched my pantry/fridge for ingredients and this paleo hot chocolate concoction is what I came up with. It was exactly what I needed. I drank it snuggled under a blanket and sipped it slowly while watching an episode of modern family on my dvr.

Now, for the three ingredients. The first: medjool dates. Whenever dates are in season, I try to keep them around because they’re the perfect sweetener for so many things. If you soak them overnight, they become soft and mushy – perfect for smoothies. I tend to keep a few soaked dates in my fridge for when I have a date puree emergency. What, you don’t have those? Well let me tell you – soaked dates are pretty handy to keep around.

So, I combined 5-6 (okay, definitely 6) dates, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 tablespoon of organic raw cacao in my nutribullet and blended it all together until it looked nice and frothy. Then I warmed up the chocolate milk and poured it into a mug. It was soo good and the fact that it took me a total of maybe five minutes made the drink that much sweeter.

3-ingredient Hot Chocolate

3-ingredient Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Just blend it all up and then heat it up! It's so easy and super tasty.
  2. When you're done soaking dates in water, don't throw the water away! Use it to sweeten your smoothies or hot chocolate.

Notes

You can heat this up in a saucepan or in a microwave (if you're okay with using a microwave :))

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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds great, my book arrived Against all Grains yesterday, time to make a change and go Paleo! Cute about the soaking wet rain you ran into, this is something I would do! I love your attitude and zest for life!

  2. joannabanana21 says

    ahh i love seeing another date addict. nothing is better than medjool dates!!! i think they would be in my top 3 foods to live off of for the rest of my life!! stuffing them with coconut butter is my favorite but hot chocolate sounds amazing. if only the ice skating rink sold it like this instead of the “gods knows what’s in there” stuff they sell.

  3. Pauline says

    ok, at the risk of sounding totally stupid I have this question. Soak the dates overnight in what? The almond milk?

  4. Gloroa says

    I just made this for the first time today. After driving home in really bad icy conditions here in jersey! It was just what I needed it
    And it was my first time trying the dates!

  5. Cori Livingstone says

    I don’t like dates, there is something about them I truly dislike. I tried fresh, soaked, dried & just can not eat them. I do applaude you for all of your wonderful fresh recipes. Keep all the wonderful information flowing. A

  6. says

    I accidentally left my dates soaking for 4 days lol:) It still came out great though and super thick. As I am craving chocolate its totally doing the job hehe. Yummers thanks for sharing!

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