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