SuperFruit Dairy-Free White Chocolate


Alisa Fleming ~ Have you heard of Baobab Fruit? I admit that I hadn’t when Baobest contacted me about a sample, but I was intrigued. After all, how could I pass up sampling “The King of Superfruits.” According to Baobest, Baobab has more antioxidants than acai, goji berries, or blueberries, and their powder is 100% organic, gluten-free, and food allergen-free. These are quite the claims!

Baobab SuperFruit Dairy-Free White Chocolate

I went with the natural choice first, and added Baobab to a morning smoothie. The Baobab powder is just lightly sweet and quite tangy. One serving of Baobab (to get all of the antioxidants noted) is 2 tablespoons. On the packaging, they recommend adding up to 2 tablespoons of the powder to smoothies or 1 tablespoon to a 16 glass of water. Unfortunately, I found this serving size unattainable due to the tangy / sour flavor of the powder. I was able to add 1 teaspoon or maybe 2 (depending on the add-ins) to my morning smoothie; any more and the flavor overwhelmed. As for the babaob water – wowsers! I think my taste buds just aren’t read for the taste of that much antioxidant power. That said, smaller servings equals a package that will last me two months!

The internet isn’t yet a-buzz with Babaob recipes, so I had to wing it a lot in my experimentations. I actually think it would be a great base flavor for dairy-free, raw cheesecake bites, but haven’t trialed it yet. Instead, I thought the silkiness of babaob powder would go nicely in a quick white chocolate. I kept it very cocoa buttery, with just enough sweetness, and the sweet ‘n sour contrast of baobab. The baobab sneaks up on you with a complex and tangy aftertaste. The end result is odd, yet somehow addicting …

Baobab SuperFruit White Chocolate

Adapted from my go-to dairy-free white chocolate recipe in Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook.

  • 1 ounce food-grade cacao butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon organic powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baobest Baobab Fruit Powder
  • Few drops vanilla extract

Stir together all ingredients until smooth, and pour into little molds (this makes just a wee, single-serve amount). Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set up.

Have you tried Baobab? Any ideas for recipes with this tangy fruit powder?

Baobab SuperFruit Dairy-Free White Chocolate

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Was just pursuing the internet for more recipes myself.
    Went to a health food fair this weekend where they were passing out samples of Baobab made into jello. They had used fruit juice, plain jello and the powder. .. . . . .other than that. . .I’m really not sure how they made it !!!
    My children really liked it! I may have to experiment here ! 🙂

  2. Oooh, this looks awesome. I only know baobab from the kids book The Little Prince. I knew it was a tree, so I guess Ishould have known it had a fruit too.

    I need some white chocolate in my life. Where do you get the food grade cocoa butter?

    • Hi Katie! The stuff I’ve been using is from Blue Mountain Organics. Navita’s Naturals has some that I’m sure is good. I’ve also seen it for a fair price at Whole Foods (kind of bulk packaging as 365 brand). It’s usually priced from $15 to $20 per pound. Sounds like a bit, but it’s cheaper than buying chocolate in reality and way more fun 🙂

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