It’s not often you find something that tastes so delicious. Almond Milk Chocolate is one of those rare treats. The creamy texture and chocolaty richness are perfect for satisfying your cravings for something sweet and chocolate. It’s also calcium-enriched, lactose-free, and soy free.
Almonds are native to the Middle East but are enjoyed throughout the world. The nuts are eaten as snacks, ground into flour, and sometimes turned into creamy, dairy-free milk.
How to Make Almond Milk Chocolate
This milk is simple to make, requiring just 3 ingredients and supplies you likely have on hand. Ingredients are:
Dairy-free dark chocolate
Equipment includes a decent-quality blender, thin towel, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag. You can try with a fine mesh strainer but I didn’t have much luck (too pulpy and I’m not much for pulp in my milk).
This almond milk is just what I was hoping for:
Not too sweet
Delicious with a donut (or anything)
I hope you enjoy this milk! I’ve nearly finished mine off and am already dreaming up other variations.
Super Thick DIY Almond Chocolate Milk
Super thick chocolate almond milk made with just three ingredients and without fancy equipment.
- 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups filtered water
- 1 cup dairy-free dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- Cocoa Powder
- Corn Starch
- Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan off the stove. Add 1/4 cup almond milk; whisk until smooth and foamy. Continue adding almond milk, 1/4 cup at a time, whisking after each addition
- Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, constantly stirring, until the mixture comes to a simmer and starts to thicken about 5 minutes
- Remove from the heat and stir in butter until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla, then pour pudding into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes
If you don’t have chocolate on hand, you can sub 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder and 2-3 dates for sweetness during the blending process (amounts as the original recipe is written).
Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Prep time does not include soaking almonds overnight.
Almond Chocolate Milk Variations
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules to the dry ingredients in Step 1 for a chocolate mocha pudding. (You may want to increase the sugar slightly too!)
Add 1/2 shot of rum instead of vanilla in Step 3.
Add sliced bananas to the chilled pudding before serving.
Line a casserole dish with chocolate wafer cookies or chocolate graham crackers, then pour pudding over top and chill as directed.
Can you Store Chocolate Almond Milk?
Absolutely! As long as you put the chocolate almond milk in an airtight glass bottle, you can store it in the refrigerator for about a week.
(Although, it’s likely going to be consumed well before then!)
Once you’re ready to drink it, give it a really good shake to mix all the ingredients back up. Then pour and enjoy.
This is an incredibly easy and delicious recipe you can make any time of year! A nice glass of chocolate milk completely satisfies those chocolate cravings that strike so many of us at random times!
Yes, it is a great vegan-friendly alternative to traditional dairy-based chocolate. It’s made without any animal products, making it suitable for those following a vegan or dairy-free diet.
Almond milk chocolate may be a healthier option for those looking to reduce their intake of dairy products, as it contains less saturated fat than regular chocolate. Additionally, some almond milk chocolates may be lower in sugar and calories compared to traditional chocolate.
Almond milk chocolate has a slightly nutty flavor and creamier texture than regular chocolate. Some people may find that it’s less sweet than traditional chocolate due to its lower sugar content.
es, almond milk chocolate can be used in baking just like regular chocolate. It can be melted down and used in recipes for cakes, cookies, and other desserts.
No, almond milk chocolate is not suitable for those with nut allergies. Almond milk is made from ground almonds, which may trigger an allergic reaction in people with nut allergies.
Almond Chocolate Milk Nutritional Facts
With only 39 calories per cup (240 ml), almond milk is very low in calories compared with cow’s milk and other plant-based beverages. It also contains various nutrients.
However, One cup (240 ml) of commercial almond milk provides:
- Calories: 39
- Fat: 3 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 3.5 grams
- Fiber: 0.5 grams
- Calcium: 24% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Potassium: 4% of the DV
- Vitamin D: 18% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 110% of the DV
Almond milk is an excellent and natural source of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radical damage.
Some varieties are fortified with calcium and vitamin D, which are important nutrients for bone health. Meanwhile, Homemade versions are not a good source of these nutrients.
Finally, almond milk is low in protein, with 1 cup (240 ml) providing only 1 gram.
Health Benefits of Almond Milk
High in Vitamin E
Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble vitamin important for protecting your cells from free radical damage.
Vitamin E promotes eye and skin health and may play a role in protecting against conditions like heart disease.
One cup (240 ml) of commercial almond milk provides 110% of the DV for vitamin E, making it an easy and affordable way to meet your daily needs.
Unsweetened Varieties are Low in Sugar
Although, Most people eat too much-added sugar in the form of desserts, drinks, and sweeteners. Thus, choosing food and beverages naturally low in sugar can help you manage weight and limit your risk of certain chronic diseases.
Many plant-based kinds of milk are flavored and sweetened. 1 cup (240 ml) of chocolate-flavored almond milk can pack upwards of 21 grams of added sugar more than 5 teaspoons.
If you’re trying to limit your sugar intake, unsweetened almond milk is a great choice. It’s naturally low in sugar, providing a total of 2 grams per cup (240 ml).
How to Choose the Best Almond Milk
Most local grocery stores offer a variety of almond milk.
When choosing a product, however, be sure to look for an unsweetened variety. You can also select a type without added gums or emulsifiers if these ingredients are a concern to you.
Finally, if you follow a restricted diet, such as veganism or vegetarianism, and are concerned about your nutrient intake, choose almond milk that is fortified with calcium and vitamin D.
However, Homemade and some local options may not contain these nutrients.