Salt & Pepper Maca Drinking Chocolate

Everybody knows chilli hot chocolate, but I love to make this warming variation with a healthy dose of black pepper and maca. The maca gives it a subtle caramel undertone and the black pepper adds a spicy umami flavour, making this chocolate drink earthy and grounding.

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Ingredients

1/4 cup raw cacao
2 tbsp (rough chunks) raw cacao butter
6 fresh pitted medjool dates 
2 cans coconut cream 
2 tsp Maca powder
1-2 tsp maldon salt
1-2 tsp black pepper

Method

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan on a high heat. Bring to a boil and whisk continuously until the dates are no longer chunky and the chocolate is thick and completely smooth. Pour into a mug or short tumbler. Serve with more salt and pepper sprinkled on top.

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Salt, Pepper & Dark Chocolate - Does it get any better?

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