In this recipe, I use a combination of some of my favourite ingredients which I find really compliment cacao. The rose provides a light, soft note to the powerful rich flavour of cacao. The orange adds a warming, fruity element (and I personally love orange chocolate, so orange is a must for me!). The cinnamon and vanilla add a subtle, natural sweetness which also uplifts the depth of the rich cacao.
A ceremonial dose of cacao is 42g per serving, but in this recipe, I use 25g. I personally find that if you use cacao on a daily or regular basis then 25g is a perfect amount to meditate with in the morning, or connect with to feel that lovely heartwarming boost of energy. If you are sensitive to caffeine, then I suggest using a smaller amount such as 20-25g in general. If you wish to use 42g with this recipe, I recommend adding more water so that it will be less thick.
I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Rose, Vanilla, Orange + Cinnamon Ceremonial Cacao
25g ceremonial cacao – I use my Sun + Moon collection cacao
3 tbsp rose water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp orange extract (oil based)
1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water
Boil your kettle to get the water ready for the cacao.
Add your cacao into the blender. If it is a chunk of cacao, blitz until it has broken down into small pieces / a fine consistency.
Add the rose water, cinnamon, vanilla, orange and boiling water into your blender and blend until completely smooth.
Pour your cacao into a mug to serve, and enjoy.