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Plant Based or Vegetarian
Always Gluten Free
All Natural Ingredients


Prep - 10 Minutes
Cook -
1 Servings


This recipe is a chocolate lovers dream!

A creamy rich and smooth hot chocolate, with coconut milk, coconut cream, and sweetened with dates … mmmmm! Plus it has added whey protein, so if you are looking for a treat after your workout this might be the decadent drink for you.


  • 375ml (1.5 cups) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 heaped tsp maca powder (optional but gives a lightly malted flavour!)
  • 2 Medjool dates or 1 tbsp date paste (homemade not date syrup)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Pulsin Whey Protein Isolate
  • 60g (1/4 cup) 100% raw cacao paste or 90% dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp (30g) all natural hazelnut butter
  • Grated chocolate or raw cacao paste and chopped hazelnuts to garnish
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream to serve)


  1. Gently heat coconut milk in a pot over a medium to low heat.
  2. Once hot, add chocolate to the pot along with all other ingredients, gently whisking to melt the chocolate.
  3. Leave to simmer over a low heat for few minutes If using whole Medjool dates once softened blend hot chocolate off the heat using a stick blender until smooth.
  4. Pour in to mugs or heat safe glasses, place coconut cream on top, it will sink a little!
  5. Garnish with hazelnuts and grated or roughly chopped chocolate and serve immediately…spoon on the side.

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Peachy Palate

I’m Shel but some people call me “Peachy”...I’m the food loving, fitness fanatic, blogger behind Peachy Palate, a website which is now my hub for all the paleo, keto and grain free recipes I create, hoping to inspire people to think outside the box, eating whole foods that truly nourish.


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