A hot chocolate recipe by Deliciously Ella


Here is a recipe for a plant based hot chocolate by Deliciously Ella 🌸 the recipe is from Ella’s book Deliciously Ella Every Day and only has a couple of plant based ingredients you could hopefully find at your local shop or supermarket. The hot chocolate drink has a beautiful flavour and feels so nourishing and warming to make on a cold day.

Hot chocolate

Serves 1


  • 250 ml plant based milk (Ella suggests homemade plant based milk is best here)
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup (I sometimes use maple syrup too)
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder (you could also use cocoa powder in case)
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter


Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently. Keep stirring as the hot chocolate heats, to ensure all the ingredients mix together and the almond butter doesn’t sink and stick to the bottom.

Take the pan off the heat before it reaches boiling point, to keep all the goodness in.

Make it better

If you’re feeling indulgent, use coconut milk in this recipe for the sweetest, creamiest hot chocolate ever.

How to find Ella: in case you could be hoping to find out more about Ella, more Deliciously Ella recipes, health and wellness posts and lots of plant based food inspiration with beautiful and artistic photographs and videos, Ella and Matt’s website is deliciouslyella.com, youtube channel is Deliciously Ella and instagram page is @deliciouslyella (and more social media pages are noted on the Deliciously Ella website) 🌸

Please also check the Deliciously Ella shop in case you would like to find out more about the Deliciously Ella products, including cookbooks, granolas, a bircher muesli, peanut butter energy ball flavours, energy balls and oat bars.

Photo credit: Ella’s book, Deliciously Ella Every Day

Sources: Ella’s book, Deliciously Ella Every Day

Woodward, E. (2016). Deliciously Ella Every Day, Simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life. London, UK: Yellow Kite.

Disclaimer: please note, the full recipe and photo are both created and published by Ella in her book Deliciously Ella Every Day and the blog post is not gifted, sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Ella, although I hope noting a bit about Ella and her book could be helpful in case you could be hoping to find out more about Ella or try some more of her recipes 🕊🌸

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