Easy| Servings: 10| Ready In: 4 minutes | Yield: 1 cup Chocolate Sauce + 12 Pineapple Spears
This vegan Chocolate Sauce recipe gets some Mexican spice with cinnamon and chipotle powder. Natural sweetness from dates and a side of pineapple make this a healthy, satisfying treat. It’s gluten-free, oil-free, with no added sugars or syrups: Sophisticated flavor and guilt-free indulgence.
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) dried dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (or chili powder)
- 1/2 cup (84 grams) cocoa powder (dark, unsweetened)
- 1 Pineapple, for serving
How It’s Done:
To make the Mexican Chocolate Sauce: In a microwave-safe container, combine the almond milk, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and chipotle powder. Microwave for about 1-1:30 minutes (or on “Beverage” setting), until bubbly and aromatic. Use an immersion blender or transfer to a bar blender. Add the cocoa powder. Puree until smooth.
To finish the dish: Peel and core the pineapple. Cut into spears.
Serve the Mexican Chipotle Chocolate Sauce slightly warmed, with the Pineapple Spears.
Chef Katie’s Tips:
Spice Tip: You can find chipotle powder with most dried spices or online. For less heat, you can substitute with chili powder, cumin, or smoked paprika. Just read the labels and try to avoid any spice blends that have added salts or sugars.
Fruit Variations: If you want to go really fancy, grill or broil your pineapple before serving. For other fruit options, try this spicy chocolate sauce drizzled over sliced mango, papaya, pears, or sweet peaches.
No Refined Syrups: I’m on a mission I’m to get rid of empty calories. While other recipes might use refined sugars, maple syrup, or honey for sweetness, these sweeteners all lack fiber and can leave you hungry. This recipe uses dates — full of fiber and healthy nutrition to keep you satisfied!
Watch to Learn How to Cut a Pineapple:
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1/4 cup sauce and 3 pineapple spears)
Calories From Fat (11%) 20.41
% Daily Value
- Total Fat 2.38g 4%
- Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 38.75mg 2%
- Potassium 526.73mg 15%
- Total Carbohydrates 45.37g 15%
- Fiber 8.21g 33%
- Sugar 29.69g
- Protein 3.84g 8%
- Calcium 108.22mg 11%
- Iron 91.97mg 511%
- Vitamin A 205.06IU 4%
- Vitamin C 0.1mg <1%
Shopping and Gear List
- Frontier Ground Bottle, Chipotle, 2.15 Ounce
- Made in Nature Organic Dried Dates, 32 oz – Non-GMO Vegan Dried Fruit Snack
- Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa, 8 Ounce