Caramel Hot Chocolate the Fruity Way

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 tbsps cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. FOR THE CARAMEL SAUCE: Blend the dates, water, and vanilla on high until smooth. You will have extra, but if you make a smaller batch it won’t blend. It keeps in the fridge for days.
  2. FOR THE HOT CHOCOLATE: Blend the bananas with the cacao powder and 2 tablespoons of the caramel sauce. You can add non-dairy milk to thin it out if you want.
  3. Pour into a mug. Microwave for 20-30 seconds until toasty warm. Stir. Don’t microwave it too long or it will start to taste funky. Alternatively, you can heat it up in a saucepan on the stove.
  4. Slice the fresh banana into large “marshmallow” chunks.
  5. Top your warm hot chocolate with the “marshmallows” and a drizzle of caramel sauce.