Vegan hot chocolate with dates, cardamom & sea salt

Heiße Schokolade in einer Tasse mit Datteln, Kardamom und Meersalz

In winter there can't be enough hot chocolate recipes and today we have a very special recipe for you: A vegan hot chocolate with cardamom, dates and sea salt.
Cardamom and chocolate go great together - if you haven't had the chance to check it out yet, this hot chocolate is the perfect opportunity! Combined with the dates and sea salt, you get a super tasty, intense winter drink.

This recipe makes two small but intense cups of hot chocolate, essentially the espresso and chocolate drinks.

Vegan hot chocolate

Ingredients (2 people)

200ml oat milk (or a milk of your choice, we like the recipe with oat milk)
50 g hot chocolate (at least 70%)
4 chopped dates
8 cardamom pods, cracked open
2 pinches of sea salt flakes


  1. Place the dates, cardamom pods and milk in a saucepan and close the lid. Heat the milk until it starts to bubble. You can then turn off the pot and leave the pot on the (still warm) stove for about 45 minutes.
  2. Removes the dates and cardamom pods from the milk. You can use a small sieve or a slotted spoon for this.
  3. Now you can add the sea salt flakes and bring the whole thing to the boil again.
  4. Now add the drinking chocolate of your choice while stirring constantly. Instead of drinking chocolate, you can also use finely chopped chocolate. A note on this: Hot chocolate is only as good as the chocolate it is made from. To get a really tasty and vegan hot chocolate, you should also use really good chocolate. We recommend using dark, at least 60% (drinking) chocolate.
  5. You can then serve the hot chocolate in small cups, seasoned with a pinch of sea salt flakes. By the way, dates are delicious with this, also with a little sea salt flakes.

Good to know

This recipe follows the idea of ​​an espresso and is very intense. If you like it a little milder, just add a little more milk until it's how you like it.

Are you not only interested in really good drinking chocolate, but also in fine chocolate in general? Then a chocolate tasting team event could also be interesting for you. Take a look!

Header photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash

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