Warm Spiced Carob Milk: The Hottest Dairy-Free Winter Beverage


I’m making a prediction. This sweet, nourishing, warm spiced carob milk recipe is going to gain steam this winter. Golden milk took off in the cooler months of 2015. It’s basically turmeric (and sometimes other spices) added to milk beverage for an immune-boosting hot drink. But this year, I think a lot of us are craving more comfort while still staying within nutritious boundaries.

Warm Carob Milk Recipe - dairy-free, vegan and lightly spiced (optionally nut-free)!This warm spiced carob milk post is sponsored by Silk, but the opinions, recipe and photos are all mine. I do purchase Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk Beverage regularly on my own, but I’m signed up for the Silk e-Newsletter since they regularly send out printable coupons!

Warm dairy-free carob milk delivers with a slight earthy flavor that’s naturally sweeter than cocoa, and oh-so nourishing. Unlike chocolate, carob contains no caffeine or theobromine, two stimulants that can be problematic for many people. It’s also rich in minerals, like dairy-free calcium, and in dietary fiber.

But in terms of taste, don’t insult carob by calling it a “chocolate substitute”. Carob has it’s own malted vibe that pairs beautifully with nourishing winter flavors, like maple syrup, cinnamon and ginger. I actually prefer “hot carob” to hot cocoa, especially when made with unsweetened almond milk. The subtle nutty goodness really enhances the natural richness of this warm carob milk. That said, if you don’t eat nuts, soymilk or your milk beverage of choice will also work nicely in this recipe.
Warm Carob Milk Recipe - dairy-free, vegan and lightly spiced!

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Looks so great that I just made is right away and is amazing ???! Thanks ???

Special Diet Notes: Warm Spiced Carob Milk

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

For tree nut-free warm carob milk, you can use unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage in place of the almond milk beverage.

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Warm Carob Milk (with Spiced Option)
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The Mexican spice option that I included with this recipe is subtle and warming. If you want a bigger spice hit, double the cinnamon and add both ginger and cloves.
Serves: 2 servings
  1. Place all of the ingredients in your blender, and blend for about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the carob milk into a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until hot, but not boiling. For a richer, sweeter drink, you can simmer the carob milk for a few minutes.
  3. Divide the warm carob milk between two mugs and serve.
Warm Carob Milk is the "IT" recipe this winter! Dairy-free, vegan (spiced & nut-free options)

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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. This looks so good! I love that you used carob. Chocolate makes my three year old very grumpy, but carob doesn’t seem to impact his mood the same way. I’ll have to make this for him!

  2. It’s so nice to see a recipe calling for the seemingly long forgotten carob. Just the picture of this hot carob milk brings back memories of enjoying it as a kid! I like that it is sweetened with maple syrup—nice recipe Alisa! Certain to be the next hot drink at Starbucks. 🙂

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