Made with just 4 ingredients, this Date Sweetened Chocolate Sauce is a healthy and delicious way to jazz up your breakfast or desserts.
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When you read this post I will be in Tokyo!
Brett and I and one of our friends got to spend two days in Tokyo last fall, but Brett and I have some incredible friends who recently moved to the army base in Tokyo and offered to fly us out for a restful week. What the?! The amount of generosity they've shown us over the years is unbelievable. I just hope our presence at their house will be a blessing to them as well. But I really am looking forward to our time there. They want us to prioritize rest and after a full week of intense sickness and hosting a lot of friends lately, rest is just what I need. I'm hoping to read a lot, spend quality time with Brett and our friends, exercise when it feels good and just take a break.
After we get back from Tokyo we only have 2 ½ weeks of class and life in China until we head to America! I still can't believe it's actually happening and that I'll get to see most of my family and all of Brett's family very, very soon. We'll be flying into Texas and will be hopping from Austin, to Dallas to Houston to see friends and Brett's family before flying to Denver to spend a week with my family and attend my cousins wedding. I still can't believe that I haven't see my parents in almost 2 years and that I'll be with them in about a month.
AND...did I mention that my sister had her third girl just over a week ago?! Eliza Lane and I cannot wait to snuggle that little bundle of joy.
Okay. I'm totally rambling out of excitement. I'm just am so thankful that I'll be able to see my family this summer and go to America. I'm so ready.
The Story Behind This Date Chocolate Sauce
What I'm also so excited about is this Date-Sweetened Chocolate Sauce. The idea for this recipe actually came from two of my friends who, a while back, wanted to cook me a vegan dessert and came up with an amazing chocolate sauce by throwing a bunch of random stuff in my blender. I knew I would be recreating it asap after I tasted it because it was so delicious. I ended up with this simplified version which I'm obsessed with. I put it on everything! Cereal, sweet potatoes, toast, banana ice cream, etc.
This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Sauce is made with just 4 ingredients and stays fresh for quite a while in the fridge. I hope you guys give this simple and delicious recipe a try. If you do, please let me know in the comments down below. Be sure to rate this recipe and share it with others as well!
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Date Sweetened Chocolate Sauce
- 1 cup soy milk
- ½ cup pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a small sauce pan, warm up the soy milk and pitted dates until the milk is hot and the dates are softened.
- Pour the milk and softened dates into a blender and add in the cocoa powder and pinch of salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate sauce into a jar and refrigerate until cool and thickened.
- Serve on top of pancakes, ice cream, etc.!
Other Vegan Date Recipes
In case you love dates just as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite vegan date recipes below:
Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates
Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Date Cookies
Chewy Almond Butter Date Granola Bars
5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Faith, this looks and sounds amazing! I'd love to try it out on ice cream. Hope your time in Tokyo is fun and restful and woohoo for getting to visit family in America in just a couple of weeks!!
It's my newest obsession! I love it on everything:) Tokyo has been so so restful and just what I needed. We're staying at an army base and they have a running track around the base that you would love. It's so nice to have grass to run beside and to not get stared at:) and yes, I cannot wait to go to America and see my family! I'm so thankful it's happening!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I didn't realize you hadn't been home in so long! I'd miss my mom and sisters like crazy. Glad you're going to see them all soon! Are they begging you to make this sauce for them? I would be!
It's been too long Laura!! I'm so pumped to see them all and get some time in comfortable, abundant America:)
GiGi Eats says
For a hot second, I thought the title of this was DATE SEAWEED CHOCOLATE SAUCE - lol! Seaweed would be VERY interesting in this concotion!
Haha gross! Hopefully I'll never think a combination like that is a good idea:)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
I want this drizzled on EVERYTHING in copious amounts for now until the end of time. And an extra vat on the side. Please and thank you. Seriously this looks insanely good!
So many fun travel plans coming up too--how exciting!
Haha yesssss! My thoughts exactly Natalie!
Sharon Smithline says
Great recipe. Can you use any other milks such as almond, coconut, etc.?
Yes definitely Sharon. Just note that a milk like coconut milk would give the sauce a more coconut-y flavor:) I hope it works out for you!
Thank you and keep up the good work!
Thanks Sharon! I'll do my best!
You're coming to Denver? :))) I live close to Denver. And this sauce looks so creamy and so perfect for any sweet dish. It would go so well with ice cream, oatmeal, or just straight out of the jar.
I'm excited you get to come back to the States and have a refreshing week off in Tokyo; I'm sure you'll find some amazing eats and things to do.
Oh that's right! If we have some free time I'd love to meet you:) Tokyo has been so great so far. Really restful and full of American culture and food. I still can't believe America is right around the corner. I couldn't be more excited!!