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Hot Cacao with Cardamom + Tahini (Vegan)

A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage!

Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages, Vegan
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 cups milk of choice I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 5 tbs organic cacao powder
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 green cardamon pod contents freshly ground (or 1/4 tsp ground cardamom)
  • optionally ground cardamom or cinnamon for garnishing


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat combine all of the above ingredients.
  • Whisk continually until all is smoothly combined, beginning to bubble and appears frothy.
  • Carefully pour into mug(s), and optionally sprinkle with a little cardamom or cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!



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Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g