Introduction: 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.

Ingredients:
  • 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!

Comments

grannyjones (author)2015-01-27

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

dlhylton (author)2012-01-30

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:
http://www.allthingsdiscussed.com/Health/Halawi-dateorade-milkless-dairyfree-chocolate-milk

alamash (author)2011-11-20

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)alamash2011-11-20

My co-op sells it. I can pick some up for you if you like.

mewie (author)2011-11-15

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)mewie2011-11-20

Awesome! I hope it helps her. If she can have chocolate, she can always add that to non-dairy milk too.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-11-14

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 Bulnick2011-11-14

Indeed! It's helpful if you're using homeopathy and can't have chocolate, among other reasons.

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