Sunday, May 17, 2015
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
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.