Vegan chocolate milk is a delicious and nutritious alternative to cow's milk. It is high in protein and vitamin C and contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. Best of all, it's easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients such as almonds, water, and dates. So give chocolate almond milk a try! You won't be disappointed.
What can be more satisfying than making your own almond milk? Make your own chocolate almond milk, fully customized to your liking! It is way cheaper than store-bought almond milk, and you can easily adjust it to your liking; more cacao powder, sweetness, creaminess, no added sugar, it is all adjustable! We absolutely love it!
If you love chocolate milk and want to satisfy those chocolate cravings with a healthier alternative to dairy products...make your own! You can drink it and use it on your baked goods, a dark-chocolate chia pudding, or chocolate smoothie.
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- Raw almonds
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Pitted dates
- Fresh water
See the recipe card for quantities.
To make chocolate almond milk is super easy and only takes only a few minutes.
Soak almonds overnight
blend soaked almonds with water
Strain almond milk with nut milk or cheesecloth
Squeeze all the almond milk out and return the liquid to the blender
Add pitted dates and cocoa powder to the strained milk
Blend the vegan milk thoroughly
Serve at room temperature, enjoy as hot cocoa, or enjoy your homemade chocolate milk chilled in the fridge or with ice cubes.
- Dates - use a tablespoon of your favorite sweeteners such as maple syrup, agave syrup, monk fruit, or date paste.
- Almonds - use raw cashews, or you can also follow the same process to make this dairy-free drink with homemade soy milk, or oat milk.
Hint: if you use sweetened cocoa powder, you need to skip the sweetener. Otherwise, your chocolate almond milk will be way too sweet.
Vanilla almond milk - simply add one teaspoon of vanilla extract at the same time you add dates and the unsweetened cocoa powder.
If you want more creamy chocolate flavor, reduce the amount of water, and use more dark chocolate.
It is essential to use the appropriate kitchen equipment to get your homemade chocolate almond milk right.
- Blender - use a high-speed blender, nutribullet, or food processor.
- Cheesecloth - replace it with a nut milk bag, a fine mesh strainer, or a very thin towel.
Store chocolate using an airtight container, such as a mason jar, in the fridge for up to three days. It is usual for almond milk to separate, as it doesn't have any preservatives; just give it a good shake before consuming.
You can also freeze it using ice cube trays.
- If you prefer unsweetened almond milk, simply skip the dates.
- To make the flavor of this chocolate almond milk recipe more intense, add a pinch of salt.
Vegan Chocolate Milk (Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe)
- Soak almonds overnight. Make sure they are fully covered in water. Then strain the water before blending.
- Blend the soaked almonds and fresh water for 30 to 40 seconds.
- Strain the liquid with a cheesecloth and a large bowl.
- Pour the resulting almond milk back into the blender and add the unsweetened cocoa powder, dates, and optionally a pinch of salt and any other flavoring you would like such as vanilla extract.Blend until creamy.
- Serve immediately, or heat in a small saucepan or chill in the refrigerator.
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