Chocolate Almond Milk.
Creamy. Decadent. Delicious. And Healthy!
I love almond milk. Love it. Most people drink it because maybe they can’t tolerate regular cow’s milk, they are vegan, or just because they are “watching their calories” (stupid diet culture…), but I drink almond milk because I think it’s DAMN TASTY! I love making my own at home because: a) I know exactly what’s in it and b) it’s fresh, thick, and so much creamier!
My go-to is just a classic vanilla almond milk , but I’ll also sometimes make it with turmeric, ginger, and extra cinnamon (hello anti-inflammatory!). The latest and greatest though?!? Simply blending with melted chocolate for this perfect CHOCOLATE almond milk. Totally creamy, and super delish post-dinner (pair it with cookies, too!)
- 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in water
- 5–6 pitted medjool dates
- 2 cups water
- 1 chocolate bar of choice (I used Alter Eco Brown Butter dark chocolate)
- dash of sea salt
- a few drops of liquid stevia (optional)
- 1 TBSP raw cacao powder (optional)
- Soak almonds overnight covered in water to soften (or minimum 6-8 hours…if in a hurry soak in boiled hot water).
- Once almonds have soaked, drain and add to high-powered blender.
- Add water to blender, as well as the dates, sea salt, and stevia if using.
- Blend mixture on high until frothy and blended.
- Pour small amounts of almond milk mixture at a time into Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag over top a large bowl. Squeeze nut mixture to release liquid into bowl. Continue until all mixture is used and you’ve got about a cup or so of milk. (Pro tip: save the dry almond meal to make brownies, cookies, or crackers rather than discarding!)
- Once almond milk is made, pour into glass jar and let sit in fridge while you prepare the chocolate.
- In a double broiler, melt chopped chocolate bar (use as much as desired depending on amount of chocolate you want — I used about 3/4 of the bar).
- Melt chocolate in double broiler, then pour into almond milk. Shake, and add back into blender if using additional raw cacao powder.
- Add cacao powder and almond milk back into blender and blend on high until mixed well.
- Pour chocolate almond milk back into glass container. Enjoy!
- Category: Beverage
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