Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate | Gluten & Dairy-Free

tahini hot chocolate

While under the spell of yet more stormy weather in our unsettled English spring, what did I fancy making to take the chill off my toes?
Well, this comforting tahini hot chocolate of course!

Full of warming spices and anti-inflammatory ingredients, like ginger and cinnamon, that all mix to give a lovely depth of flavour.

Now I’ve made similar hot chocolates before, but none with added tahini, which turns out to be a super-nutritious food.  Tahini’s enormous health benefits come from its sesame seeds and include:

  • Plenty of healthy fats and amino acids such as lysine, methionine and tryptophan.
  • Healing phenolic compounds like gamma tocopherol, linoleic acid and oleic acid.
  • Vitamins E and B1 (thiamine).
  • Minerals – zinc, copper, magnesium, iron and manganese.
  • Powerful lignans, really important anti-cancer phytonutrients.
  • Cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.

And of course it’s a hot chocolate that contains the powerhouse antioxidants turmeric and black pepper, whose active ingredients curcumin and piperine work together synergistically in the body.  Their effect is further enhanced by the addition of a spoonful of coconut oil, if you have some, which increases their absorption.

What also makes this tahini hot chocolate extra healing is it’s lack of allergenic ingredients like dairy, soya or gluten.  So it really is great for both your gut and immune system.

Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate

Note: This tahini hot chocolate recipe makes enough for 2 servings.


  • 500ml / 2 cups Organic Oatly (the best cos it contains only oats, water and sea salt, with no added crap), OR other healthy non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons organic cacao powder, I use Sevenhills Organic Cacao
  • 2 tablespoons organic tahini paste
  • 2 teaspoons natural stevia
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch black pepper


1  Pop the milk on stove and gradually bring it to the boil.  Then turn down and simmer gently.

2  Add all the other ingredients and stir in really well to help them absorb and activate.

3  Then remove from the hob and pour into your favourite mug.  Allow to cool slightly or add a little cold milk to take the edge off.

4  Snuggle down and sip away til your heart’s content.  After all it’s a HUG-IN-A-MUG.

Any thoughts on this tahini hot chocolate recipe?
Would you tweak it, make more of it or never drink it again?  Your feedback is always welcome x

And if you’re not keen on tahini, I have the perfect non-tahini recipe for you here, as beautifully simple alternative.

Or just check out my library of delicious hot bevies..

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