June 12, 2020 0 Comments

Preparing your cacao elixir for a cacao ceremony is easy, though will benefit from allowing more time to make it sacred!

Below is our introductory ceremonial cacao drink recipe that is a great basis to start from as you explore your relationship with the Cacao Spirit.


A note about quantities

There is a school of thought that a "ceremonial dose" is 42g (though other figures around that are also mentioned). We'll be straight up with you; we don't agree!

This comes from many years of working daily with cacao, sitting in many ceremonial spaces with her, and journeying to connect with the Cacao Spirit. Through all that we've come to the firm conclusion that there simply is no set ceremonial dose.

She's a beautiful plant medicine, often subtle in how she works, but no matter the dose you work with, she's powerful and brings us right into our hearts.

Most often we will make a brew of around 25g per person, and we can sure testify that the effects are heart-warming and profound.

chopped ceremonial cacao


    1. Gently warm your water or milk in a pan
    2. Carefully chop or grate your ceremonial cacao, weigh the amount you want and add the cacao
    3. As it melts mix in well with a whisk. You can blitz in with a hand blender for a creamier, frothier drink
    4. Serve in your favourite ceremonial cup and sweeten to taste

    Make it Sacred!

    When you prepare cacao for use in a ceremony, make the preparation a ritual itself.

    Be mindful of why you are preparing your cacao.

    • Take your time
    • Send your prayers and intentions to the drink as you make it
    • Hold love in your heart as you do
    • Serve it in your favourite mug or ceremonial cup

    ceremonial cacao drink

    Variations and Additions

    Add spices or herbs as you are drawn to. Great examples are:

    • Cinnamon
    • Maca
    • Chilli powder
    • Vanilla
    • Turmeric & black pepper

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    Check out these sublime recipes made with ceremonial cacao.

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