If you know me, you know I love a good golden milk latte. I love it so much I made it into cookies. Which means I had to combine it with one of my other favorite things: chocolate! So here it is! A Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte. Let’s do this, y’all.
What I love most about this is that it’s fruit-sweetened with dates! And there’s no need for oil when we add whole foods like nuts. You can use a nut or seed butter instead though too. I’m just on the no-oil train, and I’m enjoying the ride. 🙂
I just love this as an afternoon treat (even here in Phoenix, where it’s HOT – I live in the AC, so I still like warm drinks!) or a morning pick-me-up. It could even be a nighttime drink if the caffeine in cocoa doesn’t bother you. And it’s just as delicious cold instead of warmed up. Like a spiced chocolate milk – mmm!!
Golden milk is my new favorite thing, so check out my other GM recipes like Golden Milk Latte Cookies and the OG: Golden Milk Latte. And then try our other drinks like Cashew Milk, Pineapple Orange Juice, and Watermelonade.
Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!
A chocolaty spin on a golden milk latte! This hot chocolate golden milk is rich, creamy, and smooth. It's the perfect treat that's super good for you!
- 1/3 cup walnuts (or 2 tbsp nut butter)*
- (optional) 1/8 cup hazelnuts
- 5 cups water
- 11-12 dates, pitted (or 2-3 tbsp liquid vegan sweetener / stevia to taste)
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper**
Place all ingredients in blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. In a high-speed blender, this should be about 20-30 seconds.
Heat 1-2 cups in a small saucepan over medium or medium-high heat until hot (be careful not to scorch your milk).* Then let cool until it's a comfortable drinking temperature and enjoy, stirring frequently as the turmeric can settle.
Place the rest in an airtight container and store in the fridge. When ready to drink another portion, heat in a small saucepan over medium or medium-high heat until just boiling. It'll store in fridge for 48-72 hours.
*Or any nuts/nut butter you have on hand, really. Cashews, almonds, and pecans would work well too. This is the necessarily healthy fat needed to absorb fat-soluble turmeric. I enjoy the richness of walnuts, but I think cashews would make it even creamier. Let me know how you try it below!
**I know. It sounds gross for hot chocolate. But some is necessary to help make the turmeric the most bioavailable when consumed. If you're not concerned with that, feel free to add very little or skip it altogether.
***Or don't heat this and drink it cold like a chocolate milk! Either way is good.