Dairy-free, Chocolate-free Hot Cocoa

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Sometimes you just want the taste of hot cocoa, but you can't (or won't) consume dairy and/or chocolate. This recipe is a pretty good substitute - warming and delicious.

  • 1.5 tbsp raw carob powder
  • 1 mug full of milk-like substance (soy milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp honey (optional - the carob is pretty sweet on its own)
Simply mix all the ingredients together and stir over low heat on the stove until hot, but not boiling. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Variations can include:
- a dash or two of cinnamon
- a dash of cayenne pepper

Enjoy, and be sure to tell me how you like it!
grannyjones7 months ago

Since real chocolate is toxic to dogs (and cats), carob is used in some dog treats.

dlhylton3 years ago
Nice recipe but for those who don't want to use any milk whatsoever, you can do a milk-free version of chocolate milk.

Check it out:
alamash3 years ago
This sounds really good! I love Almond milk, but I have never heard of Carob powder. I will have to keep an eye out for it.
susanrm (author)  alamash3 years ago
My co-op sells it. I can pick some up for you if you like.
mewie3 years ago
That is So Great! My friend is severely allergic to milk and cant even have cocoa because of it. Thanks. I'll share this with her!
susanrm (author)  mewie3 years ago
Awesome! I hope it helps her. If she can have chocolate, she can always add that to non-dairy milk too.
Interesting take on Hot Cocoa! It is always good to have a substitute for people who can't enjoy the original recipe.
susanrm (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Indeed! It's helpful if you're using homeopathy and can't have chocolate, among other reasons.