Recipe by: Diana, our Spanish Program Director
This is a healthful take on a traditional Mexican drink that is very popular during Day of the Dead (around Halloween) and at Las Posadas (during the holiday season).
Natural unsweetened cocoa powder can be considered a health food. Cocoa powder has been found to improve artery function
4.28 from 22 votes
Course Drinks
Difficulty Easy
Servings 2
Daily Dozen


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 4 teaspoons homemade Date Syrup


  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil, add the cinnamon sticks, and cook them on high heat.
  • Add the oats and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the oats start to soften.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy milk, cocoa or cacao powder, and Date Syrup until well blended. Add the mixture to the oats and stir together.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes. Add more soy milk, as needed, to reach the desired consistency. Serve hot.


Date Syrup recipe is here. 
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