Dairy-Free Homemade Hot Cocoa
I recently found out that neither of my daughters can have any milk whatsoever (not w/out getting sick or having rashes). If you have a lactose intolerance or milk allergy, you know how hard it is to find pre-packaged sweets that don't contain milk.
At Christmastime hot cocoa is a staple in my home, but it's impossible to find it at the grocery store without milk in the ingredients. I also like to avoid the extra trip and cost of buying dairy-free hot cocoa mix at the health-foods store. Luckily my local grocery store carries dairy-free carob baking chips, so I've come up with a dairy-free hot cocoa recipe that is so decadent, it's like drinking chocolate syrup. You can thin it out with more dairy-free milk if you want to, but why on earth would you want to do that? Merry Christmas!
*makes 4 large servings
-5 cups dairy-free milk (unsweetened & plain-flavored) ex: soymilk, rice milk, coconut milk. I used plain unsweetened soymilk.
-2 cups dairy-free carob baking chips
-1/4 cup powdered sugar
1. Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat on the stove on medium high until warm (a minute or two)
2. Add in carob chips and stir frequently with a whisk until melted.
3. Add in powdered sugar and bring to a simmer, continuing to stir (a few minutes).