Dairy-free, Chocolate-free Hot Cocoa

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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!
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    8 Comments

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    grannyjones
    grannyjones

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    alamash
    alamash

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    susanrm
    susanrm

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    mewie
    mewie

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    susanrm
    susanrm

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    susanrm
    susanrm

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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