Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. If possible, let them sit in there for a few minutes to soften the dates a little bit.
  • 2. Blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender. The ingredients can be a little finicky to blend, so start at a slow speed and increase speed slowly.
  • 3. Keep blending for a very long time to get a velvety consistency. This is one of those recipes that really makes use of the power of a high-speed blender. If you feel that the blades are just spinning but aren't actually moving all of the icing around, turn the blender off and make an air pocket down the side of the blender with a spatula to expose the blades. Remove the spatula, replace the lid, and start blending slowly again.
  • 4. You'll know it's ready if there are no bits of dates and all you can taste is velvety chocolate goodness.
  • 5. This raw chocolate icing is ready to use as soon as you pour it out of the blender.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate icing... I am having difficulty understanding how the combination of four basic ingredients could taste so divine.

I mean, this raw chocolate icing only contains dates, cacao, coconut oil and water. Sounds boring, right? It must just taste like pasty dates, right?

Wrong! This tastes like raw chocolate icing that you'd get at some high-brow raw vegan restaurant. It has a smooth, chocolatey, velvety texture and sweet, chocolatey mousse-like taste. Plus, it's really easy to work with and spread.

I was inspired to whip up a batch of raw chocolate icing to go on top of my raw brownies. Yeah, the combination of those raw brownies and this icing is pretty much heavenly. This raw chocolate icing has a very handy consistency--it's a lot like mousse when kept in the fridge.

It's a great raw vegan icing for cakes, brownies and the like! Iced cakes or brownies should be kept in the refrigerator.

This raw chocolate icing could also double as a raw pudding if you were feeling sad and needed to eat some chocolate out of a bowl with a spoon to make yourself feel better. :)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 88 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

Amounts per 50 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 117 5 %
Protein 0.98 g 2 %
Fat 7 g 9 %
Carbohydrates 15 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 7 %
Sugars 12 g
Calcium 11 mg 1 %
Iron 0.56 mg 4 %
Sodium 1.6 mg
Source: USDA

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I would not be able to make this icing in my food processor.  A blender works much better.

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Hi Maria, my pleasure. So glad you enjoyed :) Interesting that you're requesting a raw flan. That is on my to-do list!!

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I used a Cuisinart food processor for making the brownies and frosting. Everything processed perfectly, and quickly.

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lisar3299's Review

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I'm so glad you enjoyed the chocolate icing, Vocalmama!

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Kay's Review

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I finally got around to making this icing and OH MY GOSH it is delicious! I am already in love with the brownies but this is definitely going to be 'the icing on the cake'!

They're chilling right now and I'm counting down the clock LOL

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I'm so glad you made the icing Kay!

It's an excellent icing recipe to use on any chocolate cake - for now and ever more :)

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I would love to try this icing. Can you tell me whether or not I need to melt the coconut oil first?

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Hi Michelle!

No, you definitely do not NEED to melt the coconut oil first. It will melt in the blender while blending :)

(But if your house is warm and the coconut oil is already melted in the jar, that's fine.)

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AELee's Review

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Made this recipe simply because it was easy. Absolutely the best, and I'm not particularly a chocolate lover

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I'm so glad it turned out well for you. And consider yourself lucky that you're not a chocolate lover - it's a problem for some of us :)

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m0ndes's Review

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Just amazing. This is really really really tasty. I put it on top of the raw brownie (which it is also really good) and it was actually more successful than the brownie itself, so now I am doing doble icing in a way that it there is more icing than brownie...hehe...following the suggestion of my friends!

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You have good taste, M0ndes :)

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SJ Cory's Review

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My husband made the icing and the brownies tonight. Everything was so delicious. Thank you for these simple and delicious recipes. It's so hard to find good recipes that are gluten-free, vegan, and quick and easy to make. This one has joined our regular rotation.

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I'm so glad that you two enjoyed the brownies, SJ!

Question: can you send your husband over to make me brownies too? ;)

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AELee's Review

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Made the icing last night with the brownies; both were my first raw recipes. This icing is to die for. I will never buy another can of icing. Extremely easy to make .

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I know, it's hard to believe that it's sweetened with dates... It just tastes... yummy!

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Tara 's Review

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This is legitimately the best chocolate icing I have ever had. I make it all the time and I prefer it to regular icing. In the Vitamix it mixes so creamy and smooth I would never in 1 million years imagine it was date-based.. Before this I didn't even like dates. I love the brownies too but I often make just the icing for a quick sugar fix and eat it like pudding.

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Love it Tara!! I totally agree - it is so yummy, right up there in the taste department with Duncan Hines :) But healthy!!

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I have never heard of including date pits in any blended or food processed recipe.

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Correct! If your dates have pits, they should be removed before making this recipe.

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Marlena's Review

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Super easy and delicious. Unbelievable texture, taste and sweetness bearing in mind the ingtedients. Love it! I made it in a nutribullet and it worked a treat. The finished product tastes of coconut which I like however this is worth bearing in mind if you don't like the taste of coconut.

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Hi Marlena! I am so glad that you made the icing too, in addition to the brownies.

Very glad to read that this worked in your Nutribullet, too!!

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Erica's Review

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How do you deal with the grittiness of the dates? Is there anything I can do?

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Hi Erica! This has more to do with your blender quality than anything. The best thing to do would be to invest in a better blender. Someday! Something to ask Santa for ;)

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bobcottage's Review

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Magnificent chocolatyness made for the Gods. Wicked on the brownies and i spread it on almond lemon bars for good measure. to die for :)

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Chocolate and lemon, mmm!

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Anyone ever try this on carrot cake?

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