Iced Ceremonial Cacao Elixir Recipe.

Looking for a refreshing drink this summer? This one is especially for those looking to swap out their iced coffee fix with something different—cacao. Packed with antioxidants to give you that morning boost, the iced version offers a delightful treat on a balmy summer day. Picture indulging in the rich, velvety goodness of ceremonial-grade cacao, heightened by the cool sensation of ice. 

Simple Pleasures, Mindful Moments

At Grounded Cup, we always advocate for mindfulness in every interaction with cacao, even if it's not in a ceremonial setting. Take a moment to express gratitude when crafting your drinks. Be intentional in the process—blend the ingredients with care, feel the chill of the glass, and savour each sip consciously. Embrace the simple pleasures and let each mindful moment elevate your experience with ceremonial cacao.

Iced Almond Date Cacao Recipe:


  • 20 - 30g ceremonial-grade cacao
  • ¼ Cup Of water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2-3 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Ice cubes


  1. Prepare the Cacao Elixir:

    • Melt your cacao: boil  ¼ of water and mix in your 20-30g of cacao into a mug until it turn into a liquid paste. 
    • In a blender, combine the melted ceremonial-grade cacao, almond milk, pitted dates, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt.
    • Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
    • Note you can add your ceremonial cacao into the blender not-melted however, I find melting it first gives you a more full cacao flavour. 

  2. Sweeten to Taste:

    • Taste the elixir and adjust the sweetness if needed. You can add more dates for a sweeter flavour.
  3. Chill:

    • Place the cacao elixir in the refrigerator to chill for at least 15-30 minutes.
  4. Serve Over Ice:

    • Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the chilled cacao elixir over the ice.

  5. Garnish (Optional):

    • Garnish your iced cacao elixir with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a few cacao nibs for an extra touch.

Now sip and enjoy. 

Cheers to embracing the simple pleasures!