This Coco Cacao Chocolate Spread could not be easier to make – just blend together the three ingredients, chill and enjoy. I was amazed while visiting a chocolate factory in Indonesia that they did a chocolate spread that was dairy free with just 3 ingredients. I’ve added vanilla to give it some extra depth but it’s also great without it.
You can use as a spread on anything – I like to spread it on bread and dried figs. It can, of course, be eaten with a spoon from the jar. Made from just pure natural ingredients and suitable for vegan, dairy-free, plant based and general healthy diets.
Coco Cacao Chocolate Spread Recipe
- Total time: 5m
- Yield: 8 servings
- Calories: 110 cal
- 1 can Coconut Milk, not low-fat
- 4 tbsp Cacao/Cocoa Powder
- 4 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Place everything in a blender and blend for 1-2 mins until everything is mixed and broken up.
- Chill for a few hours in the fridge and it’s ready.
- Keep in the fridge and use within a week.
- Use coconut milk that doesn’t have added stabilisers as they will prevent it from setting.
Coco Cacao Chocolate Spread Video Recipe
This base can also be used as an ingredient to make a delicious dairy free chocolate drink. Just mix a few tbsp with hot water for a creamy hot chocolate drink or cold iced water for an ice chocolate drink. Both are great and make a perfect dairy free creamy chocolate beverage.
You can make a raw version if you like by making your own coconut milk (directions in Golden Tempeh Curry Recipe) and blending with raw cacao and a sweetener of your choice. You can replace the coconut sugar with your favourite sweetener but I like the caramel tones that coconut sugar has. If you are using a liquid sweetener the spread might not come out quite as thick.
Coconut is high in saturated fat and there have been many misconceptions that it is unhealthy. However, the studies that showed coconut to be unhealthy were based on hydrogenated and refined coconut oil that has been messed around with and is full of transfats so it’s no surprise this type of coconut is unhealthy. More recent studies show that coconut fat can be very beneficial for your brain and heart. More research is needed to fully conclude but coconut products now and again will probably be part of a very healthy diet. It’s best to only eat 1/4 of this a day due to the high fat and calorie content.