- 2 cups raw almonds
- 8 cups water
- 8 dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2⁄3 cup rum, if desired
Directions See How It's Made
- Blend raw almonds until even and fine. Add water and dates and blend again. Strain liquid. (OR use 8 cups of almond milk). Add water to make 8 cups.
- Bring almond milk and cinnamon to a boil.
- Simmer and stir in cocoa and sugar.
- Add cayenne pepper, vanilla and rum right before serving.
- ***If you have time, you can soak the almonds and dates in water overnight and then blend for a deeper flavor. Add water to make 8 cups.