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Spicy Mexican Cashew Mocha

  • Author: Allison


This is the ultimate cozy drink for a lazy weekend morning! This is not your average mocha, either- it’s packed with healthy fats from cashews and coconut butter, and it gets its sweetness from Medjool dates instead of sugar. Spice it up with some cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne, and you have yourself one healthy beverage. 


  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 tsp coconut butter 
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder or raw cacao powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne, to taste (optional but recommended!)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates, depending on desired sweetness 
  • 3 tbsp raw cashews
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee (hot) 


  1. In a small pot, whisk together non-dairy milk, coconut butter, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla, and date over medium heat. Whisk occasionally until warm. Turn down heat to medium-low. 
  2. Add the cashews and brewed coffee to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth. 
  3. Add the almond milk mixture to the blender and blend again until frothy, about 30 seconds. 
  4. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!