Hot Chocolate Heaven
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
4 soft dates or dried figs, pitted, soaked overnight
4 cups water
1-2 drops peppermint oil (optional)
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
Rinse cashews and dates/figs and blend in a high-speed blender with 4 cups clean, filtered or spring water until smooth. Add cacao and continue to blend until warm. Add peppermint oil if desired.
Alternatively, blend ingredients in a conventional blender and then warm milk on stove, stirring in raw cacao and peppermint, if using, until thoroughly incorporated.