Spiced Chocolate Almond Milk

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I’m excited to announce that a new dairy-free cookbook has been released today, The New Milks: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Making and Cooking with Soy, Nut, Seed, Grain, and Coconut Milks by Dina Cheney. For those of you who have been clamoring, this is a “just” dairy-free book with some unique recipe twists, including the spiced chocolate almond milk recipe that Dina is so kindly sharing with us here today (pictured in the flavored milky line-up below)!

Spiced Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe from The New Milks - several dairy-free, vegan flavors picturedThe New Milks starts off with a primer on homemade dairy-free milk, including a general guide to making them and a cool chart on how to best use each milk beverage (there are so many!). Then Dina quickly jumps into recipes that use milk, including these creative and enticing options:

  • The New Milks by Dina CheneyMexican Frittata with Corn and Zucchini
  • Coconut French Toast with Tropical Fruit
  • Pasta with Pumpkin-Tomato Sauce, Rosemary and Pancetta
  • Thai Turkey Burgers with Lime and Pepper Mayo
  • Grilled Rosemary Mushrooms with Red Wine-Balsamic Reduction over Polenta
  • Pina Kale-ada Smoothie
  • Sea Salt Chocolate Coffee Frappe
  • Mashed Cauliflower with “Brown Butter” and Sage
  • Beet Cream
  • Strawberry “Buttermilk” Sherbet
  • Whole Wheat Challah with Raisins
  • Rosemary Popovers
  • Graham Cracker Pudding
  • Dark Chocolate Truffles with Cinnamon and Cayenne

And of course, I love the wonderful “spiced” nature of the chocolate almond milk recipe below, which includes a double dose of chocolate goodness. Because, why not?

As mentioned, The New Milks is excitingly a “just” dairy-free cookbook. There are options for everyone, including vegans, but eggs, meat and wheat are found within. Also, Dina does focus on from-scratch cooking and baking with only a handful of recipes calling for substitutes like dairy-free cheese alternative. And yes, all of the pretty milks pictured here are easy recipes that can be found in The New Milks.

Spiced Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe from The New Milks - several dairy-free, vegan flavors picturedDairy-free flavored milk recipes from The New Milks pictured above (from left to right): MatchaRaspberry RoseMango SaffronSpiced Chocolate, and Blueberry Cardamom.

Special Diet Notes: Spiced Chocolate Almond Milk

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Spiced Chocolate Almond Milk
 
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This super chocolaty almond milk is way more flavorful than the version you remember from childhood. To appeal to young kids, omit the spices.
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Serves: 1 cup (1 serving)
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  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce- pan, whisk well, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer until the cocoa powder and chocolate dissolve, while whisking, about 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the chocolate almond milk into a small-medium bowl, cover, and chill until cold, about 1 hour. Remove the spices, pour into a glass, and serve cold.
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Recipe from The New Milks: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Making and Cooking with Soy, Nut, Seed, Grain, and Coconut Milks by Dina Cheney. Reprinted with permissions. Photo by Sabra Krock.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

5 Comments

    • Haha, definitely perfect then for you. You really should try almond milk, too, Laura. I can’t tell you how often I see shopping carts with almond milk and cheese in them – people just love the stuff, dairy-free or not.

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