You can make easy vegan hot chocolate in your high-speed blender that is so rich and creamy, you'd never know it was dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.
*If you don't have a high-speed blender, blast on high for about 60 seconds in your conventional blender until smooth. Then, transfer the mixture to a saucepan, and gently warm on low until hot.
**Read here for soaking instructions for the cashews
***If you don't want to use cashews, substitute 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk for the 2 cups water and 1/2 cup cashews.
****Substitute the dates for 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more to taste.
*****For sugar-free, substitute the dates for 2 to 3 tablespoons Lakanto.