Being born in Mexico, one of my favorite treats has always been the leche de chocolate. Every time I drink it, it reminds me of my grandmother’s home since she used to always make this for us whenever we slept at her house.
In this recipe I avoid refined cane sugar and used dates instead to give it that sweetness. I also use cashew milk instead of regular milk. You can also use almond milk but I like to use cashew since in my opinion is creamier and more refreshing.
Hope you enjoy!
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Yields: About 5-6 cups
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup Brazilian nuts
- 4 cups water
- 2- 4 dates
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- Dash sea salt
- 1. Soak the cashews and Brazilian nuts in water at least 4 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator. Drain the nuts and rinse until the water runs clear. Add the nuts, water, dates, vanilla extract, sea salt and cacao. to a blender. Start on a low setting and increase the speed until the nuts are totally pulverized. This could take 2 minutes in a high-powered blender or longer in a regular blender.
- 2. Strain with a nut bag or fine strainer.
- 3. Enjoy hot or cold!
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