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two mugs of healthy hot chocolate with christmas decorations in background

Healthy hot chocolate with almond butter

This healthy hot chocolate is made with almond butter and sweetened with dates. It has a rich, delicious flavour and really hits the spot. It’s also dairy free so suitable for vegans.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British, Vegan
Servings 4 children
Calories 136 kcal


  • 500 ml almond milk
  • 50 g almond butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder or cocoa powder depending on how chocolatey you want it to be
  • 2 medjool dates or four dried dates soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then drained, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To serve

  • Grated dark chocolate shavings to serve (optional)


  • Place 500ml almond milk, 50g almond butter, 2-3 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder, your chopped dates and a tsp of vanilla extract into a blender.
  • Pulse until smooth.
  • Transfer to a saucepan and heat until just before boiling*.
  • Spoon into mugs and serve with grated chocolate shavings if using. Allow to cool if serving to children.


  1. When boiled milk can taste a little burnt so it's best to heat your hot chocolate until just before boiling.
  2. Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 164mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 18IUCalcium: 204mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthy hot chocolate
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