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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Can you use a food processor to make this instead of a blender?

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

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Thanks for the zero refined sugar frosting. It tasted great.

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So glad you liked it, Andre. I love this one too!

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All I can say about this raw chocolate icing is OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ONE :)

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You are welcome Maggie :) Glad you liked! What did you put it on?

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Hi there, thanks for the recipe. I'm from Malaysia and Medjool dates are not normally available here (at least not without costing a bomb) so I always make raw desserts with prunes instead of dates and they are still amazing! I made a small batch to frost dear hubby's birthday cake (much better than normal frosting!) The leftover was even richer and yummier after a day in the fridge! In order to stop myself from finishing up the half-cup leftover with the fridge door still open, I decided to blend it with a cup of plain yogurt and popped it into the freezer for some guilt-free chocolate ice-cream. Can hardly wait! Thanks so much for the recipe! :D

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Hi Chelsea, I love prunes! I have just gotten into them lately. I am looking forward to trying this recipe with prunes instead of dates!

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Hi there! Can the cold-pressed coconut oil be substituted for virgin coconut oil?

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definitely

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Wow

OH MY G-D!!!!

I need to be alone with my brownies, now!

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I *so* understand this feeling haha. Seriously!

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It was great when a couple of raw eggs were added to it! My vegan friends were quite bowled over and ate up my entire chocolate cake of 5 lbs!

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You fed eggs to your vegan friends? D:

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lol

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I used this over your Raw Turtles recipe :) Delish! I added some unsweetended shredded coconut to the turtles and topped them with the chocolate icing and then placed a pecan on top. Beautiful and delicious. Thank you!

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If you add a pinterest button, I belong to a group that would then click on your image and then go to your website.

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Hi Mari,

I am happy to announce that I have finally added a Pinterest button! Thank you for your suggestion, I always like to hear what would make this website a better place.

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I just love your recipes. I'm new to raw food and am enjoying it so much more than I thought possible. These treats are a gateway to raw food!

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Raw brownies - the gateway drug to raw food, lol

Love it!!

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fresh or dried dates?

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dry

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So tasty! I couldn't waste the little bits left in my blender so before cleaning it out, I made a smoothie with half a banana, some raspberries, almond milk and a big green chard leaf and I think its one of the best green smoothies I've ever had!

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Great way to clean the blender and to get all those little yummy bits out :)

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