Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Milk


Growing up, chocolate milk was a staple in my house.  It was the drink of choice after school or after sports.  I would have it as dessert after dinner, or in my cereal for breakfast on special occasions.  My favorite chocolate milk was always Nesquik; a magical powder that made delicious chocolaty creamy milk instantly!

My taste buds and diet have drastically changed since then and Nesquik is defiantly out, as is cow's milk.  So what's a girl to do when a chocolate milk craving hits?!  Make homemade chocolate coconut milk of course.


This dreamy drink is both dairy-free and refined sugar-free, yet tastes exactly like the chocolate milk I drank growing up.  Sure there is a slight coconut flavor, but that makes it better in my opinion!  It doesn't get easier to make as well.  Throw shredded coconut, water, dates, cacao, and vanilla in a blender and strain.  Viola!  Grown-up chocolate milk.  You're welcome :)



Chocolate Coconut Milk

1 recipe homemade coconut milk
1/4 cup cacao powder* (can use cocoa powder)
10 dates, pitted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

*I like to use half cacao powder and half special dark cocoa powder to make it dark chocolate coconut milk

Directions:
Follow the directions to make homemade coconut milk, except add the dates, cacao powder, and vanilla to the blender with the shredded coconut and water.