How to Make Chocolate Maca

Chocolate and maca together? Yes, please! These two ingredients are a match made in heaven.

I’m going to teach you how to make the perfect homemade chocolate bar with this simple recipe that will give you all of the benefits of maca and chocolate for an afternoon snack or healthier dessert option.  

I love chocolate, and I love maca powder. I’ve been experimenting with different ways to use them together, and this is my favourite recipe! Use it as a snack, dessert, or even breakfast. It’s so delicious you’ll forget it’s healthy! 😉

Chocolate Maca

Chocolate maca is a great recipe for anyone with dietary restrictions such as for vegan and gluten-free diets. The recipe is also perfect for those who don’t have time to cook complicated recipes. You can also learn how to make chocolate at home. Follow the instructions to find out how!

How does it differ from regular cocoa powder? 

Maca is a tuberous root that has been cultivated in the Andes of South America for centuries. The plant contains maca powder which is rich in nutrients and minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 and potassium.

Traditional preparations for this soup use fresh corn kernels to create a flavour profile favoured by locals. Fresh corn kernels are not readily available to Americans living in the United States. Freeze-dried or canned corn kernels are usually substituted. Freeze-dried corn kernels are also not readily available to most consumers in the US. Canned corn can be substituted but will produce an inferior dish.

How to make a vegan, gluten-free alternative to chocolate mousse with only three ingredients?

To make a vegan, gluten-free alternative to chocolate mousse, all you need are three ingredients: avocado, cocoa powder, and date.

Mash the avocado with a fork until it forms a creamy paste. Add in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar until it reaches your desired consistency. Lastly, mix in the dates until they are fully incorporated. That’s all there is to it!

If you prefer it sweeter, add more dates. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some mint extract to the mix. It gives it an invigorating kick without overpowering the flavour of chocolate or maca. To make this mousse extra decadent, top off with cacao nibs and eat with strawberries.

This vegan chocolate mousse is a guilt-free alternative to traditional mousse. It’s delicious and easy to make, perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or those who just don’t have time for complicated recipes.

Tips for making the perfect batch of chocolate maca

Tip One: Make sure to use dark cocoa powder. Cocoa powder provides the chocolate flavour so you want to make sure you have a dark chocolate powder or else it won’t taste as good. 

Tip Two: Add a small amount of water after blending the mixture. Water added last helps the mixture thicken and set for a fluffy texture.

Tip Three: Use honey instead of maple syrup for a vegan substitute that’s free from refined sugar. 

Tip Four: For a dairy-free alternative, replace the butter with coconut oil or any other vegetable oils that work well in baking recipes.

Tip Five:  Adding peanuts is optional, but does add extra flavour. 

Tip Six: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick that wakes up your taste buds with each delicious bite.


Chocolate Maca

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Maple syrup or coconut sugar, as much as you like
  • 2 trays of ice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp #JOY


  • Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until well combined. Serve and enjoy!

It’s time to start cooking! This recipe is the perfect way for anyone who wants a quick meal that tastes delicious. Follow these instructions and you’ll be an expert in no time. What do you think of this chocolate maca? Let us know, we can’t wait to hear from you!

From my kitchen with love, 

Chef Cynthia Louise xx



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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.