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How to Make Raw Cacao Milk

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At some point, we all need a moment of peace and quiet; a moment of loneliness, a moment to relax, to gather your thoughts and enjoy the calmness. Usually, these are the lazy Sunday afternoons; when all the work is done and it is time to enjoy the latest issue of your favorite magazine, watch a movie and chat with some friends. And what could accompany those moments better than a warm cup of cacao milk and a truffle. Really, nothing beats that!

The raw nut cacao milk recipe is inspired by the raw truffles a la France and follows their logic. It is gluten-free, sugar-free, soya-free and lactose-free. Delicious!

How to Make Raw Cacao Milk


  • 2 cups soaked almonds
  • 1 cup soaked and pitted dates
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean seeds
  • a little bit of ginger
  • 2-3 teaspoons cacao powder


  1. Soak the nuts and dates overnight.
  2. Carefully wash the nuts with cold water and pour them in the blender.
  3. Add the water and blend until no nut chunks remain.
  4. Strain through a nut bag or double lined lint, carefully squeezing all the liquid out.
  5. Peel the dates, strain the soaking water and blend until nice and creamy with the water.
  6. Pour the milk back into the blender and add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Blend for another minute.
  8. Store in the fridge and enjoy at any time.





I’m Nadia Petrova, holistic nutritionist. I studied in the Canadian school of natural nutrition, I’m a member of the Canadian association of natural nutritional practitioners, Green Chef for the Gliving network and author of 2 books. My philosophy about life is that we are in control and we can change things. We can change the way we eat, feel, experience, live. We decide what is best for us. Visit my website Nature Insider.



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8 comments on “How to Make Raw Cacao Milk”

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Ingrid Newton
4 Years Ago

Geez, is that bone china? :

Laurie Becker
4 Years Ago

It's much more fun to say cacao ;)

Louise Jorgensen
17 Dec 2013

Lol, thanks :D

Louise Jorgensen
4 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm wondering why suddenly everyone seems to be saying "cacao" as opposed to "cocoa". I know it means the same thing, but cacao is Spanish.

07 Jan 2014

There is a difference but it gets confusing. Generally, cacao refers to raw cacao and cocoa refers to processed cacao. It can be confusing. The author of the recipe should have mentioned this. Also, check this link. http://vegetarian.about.com/od/beverage1/a/Difference-Between-Cocoa-And-Cacao.htm

Leanna Arcturus
4 Years Ago

whaat o_o cacao milk! does it taste like hot chocolate if heated? :p

Inês Isabel
4 Years Ago

Anything goes well with a truffle :)

Sisi Tuise
4 Years Ago

absolute heaven :)


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