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.
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.
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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.
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk beverage (I used Silk; see post above for nut-free options)
- 2 tablespoons carob powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or your liquid sweetener of choice)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- Dash ground ginger or cloves (optional)
- Pinch salt
- Place all of the ingredients in your blender, and blend for about 30 seconds.
- 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.
- Divide the warm carob milk between two mugs and serve.
I’m going to make this tonight for my son though without the cinnamon (he’s allergic). Hopefully just adding cloves or cardamon will be enough of a flavour!
You can even skip the spices Sarah – it’s warm and flavorful enough without, too!
This looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I have some carob powder in the pantry, I definitely need to give this a try!
You do! It’s warm, comforting and oh-so nourishing for the soul!
Yummy! This looks so delicious and comforting, Alisa. It’s so yucky outside, so this carob milk would be absolutely perfect right now. 🙂
I hear you! We’ve had unusually warm weather here, but a snow storm is heading our way, so I’ve been thinking about this warm beverage!
GAAAAH A sweet and healthy warm beverage that isn’t filled with processed junk!!! I’m so so so sold on this for winter evenings!
I think you will LOVE it Chrissa! I hope you get the chance to enjoy it 🙂
Would love to cozy up with a cup of this! And speaking of cups – I LOVE YOURS!!
Thanks Lindsay! I wish I could remember where I got those as people on social keep asking!
This already sounds like a turn on Hallmark, light the fire and cuddle up kind of drink!!! Love that you find such great ways to make things dairy free
Haha, so true!
Oh I haven’t tried carob in a warm drink like this only carob chips. This sounds so warm and calming. I’ll have to whip up a cup and grab a good book soon!
I like using the carob powder as the chips sometimes have funny ingredients in them and I’m a control freak on my ingredients sometimes 🙂
This looks fantastic! Totally agree – carob is great in its own right – not just a chocolate substitute.
Thanks Vanessa! I know, carob really deserves more love!
I’ve never been a fan of carob, but now I need to buy some to make this drink. You may have changed my mind.
Yes, you definitely do Linda!
I love carob! You don’t see it in recipes often anymore. Thank you for reinventing it! Your drink sounds so warm and cozy and I love your blue mugs!
Thanks Mel! I’m bringing carob back!! It’s such a great flavorful ingredient with healthy benefits.
Has anyone multiplied this recipe & made it in the crockpot for a crowd?
I haven’t. It should work fine, as long as the milk beverage is one that heats well (doesn’t separate).
I’ve never tried carob in a drink! I’ll have to add carob powder to the shopping list. 🙂
Really?! Yes, you should. It’s such a warm, malted flavor that I really do enjoy!
I’ve never tried carob before, but am definitely intrigued. I love a good hot chocolate at night when I’m craving dessert – this would be a great alternative.
Really Kortney?! I’m not sure if they sell it in your country, but you really should seek it out! It has a wonderful malted, lightly sweet flavor.
So funny, I was JUST bringing carob back into the mix over here too! I love it! This sounds amazing. Totally in!
Great minds! We’re definitely bringing it back …
I love hot chocolate, but all the sugars give me a headache these looks like a much more comforting option!
Yes, less of a sugar rush for me and deliciously malted.
Oh my, I could really do with a mug of this right now. Looks so comforting and delicious!
Time to get some carob lady!
I’d love to curl up with a warm mug of this. Looks super delicious!
I see it in your future Kelly!
That recipe sounds nice and cozy! I love that it is so full of healthy ingredients!
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!
Yes, you should! It’s 100% kid-friendly in taste – well adult-friendly too 🙂
I think your prediction might be right, because this looks so good!
I’ve got a feeling about this!
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. 🙂
Thanks Alexa, I would love to see flavors like this hit the coffee stores! It’s bound to be a hit.