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 live in an area where date paste can be found in abundance, was wondering if I could replace the dates with date paste since its already pitted and smooth?

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Hi Mahasin,

Go for it! Reduce the liquid called for a bit

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Is there a sub that I could use for the dates

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Hi Eggy,

You can try prunes instead

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Caroline's Review

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You're creativity blows my mind! My husband and I have loved every recipe we've tried by you so far. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!

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Hi Caroline,

So glad to have you here with me. What's next on your raw food agenda? xox

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Great recipe! Are the dates pitted?

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Hi Carmen,

Yes definitely - you need to remove the pits if they aren't already removed!

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Jwana Banana's Review

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Sweet dear good mother of God!! This is sooooooooooooooooooooo good!! My lunch guests went crazy for it yesterday. The kids sneaked some extra slices picking and licking the icing off, leaving naked slices of cake behind as evidence of how much they loved the icing!! :-D Thank-you!! Your recipes are out of this world!!

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LOL, so I take it you like the icing? :)
And thank you for your compliment!

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Yvonnep's Review

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Made this icing and the raw brownies right to the recipe. I never swore so much in the kitchen - not for anything bad, it was because this recipe completely blew my mind, YUM!!! Thank you for sharing this :)

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Wow, I'm thrilled! Happy swearing is allowed!

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Peta's Review

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Loved this icing! I have a 3 year old that has eating issues (we go to an feeding clinic as he has a very narrow food range and adversity to alot of textures) he was Licking the icing off the spoon! He's never eaten dates before or anything with coconut so for us this is another baby step forward. A healthy alternative for him that I will use from now on. Have made the raw brownies too, to go with the icing so am hoping he likes them as well. I was eating the mix before it even made it into the tin, was absolutely amazing! Thank you for these recipes, am always trying to find ways to 'trick' him into trying new and healthy foods.

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Hi Peta, so glad your 3yo enjoyed. Every baby step leads to the next baby step :)

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This icing is so creamy and rich that I prefer it to the old sugar recipe. Added to the raw brownies, it converted me to try more raw desserts. Used stevia in the brownies with no loss of sweet.

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Louise, I agree, this icing is better than 'real' icing!

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sabrinad's Review

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Worked deliciously on top of the raw brownie recipe. My kids and I loved it! To us it tasted just like chocolate icing. I have a crappy cheap personal bullet type blender. The first time I made it it did have chunks of dates, but it was still delicious. The second time I made it I soaked the dates overnight and blended the dates first, then added the coconut oil, then the raw cocoa powder last. I ended up having to mix most of the powder by hand, but I had a very creamy "chunk free" icing. Delicious. Thanks.

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So glad it worked out well for you Sabrina. Glad the kids enjoyed it!!

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Annabelle's Review

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Ok, I've had a complete change of heart on this frosting. I put it in the fridge for a couple of weeks and hoped I would find a way to use the rest of it since no one else wanted it. When I took it back out to take the edge off a chocolate craving, something had changed and now I can't stay away from it! Finally had to stop after 4 spoonfuls. Thank you for the recipe!

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Lol Annabelle - so glad you warmed up to it!

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Kareena's Review

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I used this a dip for strawberries, and it was simply divine! My friends could not believe that dates, cocoa and coconut oil could produce such a scrumptious dipping sauce!!

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Love it Kareena!

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annabelle's Review

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I took a chance and made this icing to top the raw brownies. The smoothness, appearance and ease of preparation are fantastic and earn high marks. Sadly, the taste does not. I think it's the coconut oil. As much as I like coconut, the oil didn't play well in this icing. It just tastes odd to me. I think the recipe would be stellar without the oil although I'm not sure what you could substitute to yield the great creamy consistency this icing has. My family was not impressed so I'll be finding creative ways to use the rest of it. The brownies, on the other hand, are wonderful so I'm glad I only covered half the pan. Thanks for the recipe anyway; you never know until you try!

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Rach's Review

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I usually use homemade coconut butter in place of coconut oil but had run out so used desiccated coconut - still yummy but if you and the fam are not coconut fans I would suggest using any other nut butter - personally like peanut butter or other nuts blended to butter. Still goes creamy. I think these are great. I topped the icing layer (too much - but will save and ice some other things with it) with some crushed walnuts for a bit of crunch and Omega 3.

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Interesting idea to go with nut butter instead of coconut oil - it wouldn't firm up as well in the fridge, but would probably have a nice nutty/choco taste

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