Creamy Hot Carob & Coconut Drink

by Michelle on February 22, 2010 · 11 comments

in Dairy Free,Hot Drinks,Refined Sugar-Free

Lately I’ve been craving a creamy hot choc-type drink. But I wanted to make a dairy-free version (as sometimes I like to use ‘alternative’ milks, to get more variety in my diet) and I was planning to have this at night that meant I didn’t want to have something that would prevent me from sleeping (ie. caffeine) so I opted for the caffeine-free Carob powder. And so was the beginning of my Creamy Hot Carob & Coconut Drink recipe.

I have to say though, I definately do love chocolate. Here are a few of my other chocolate recipes (all delicious, healthy & contain wholefoods):

So by all means you can use cacao powder instead of carob powder if you prefer. I personally do like carob for its malty-richness.

If you choose to use cacao powder rather than carob, you may like to also put a piece of dark chocolate in your drink once you have heated the milk so it slowly melts (which is really yummy!) This would also be delicious served with a small meringue on top or homemade marshmallows. This drink also happens to me dairy-free & refined sugar free! So enjoy!

Creamy Hot Carob & Coconut Drink

Ingredients:

  • coconut milk, enough for two people (if its too thick add a bit of water to thin it out)
  • 2 tablespoons of carob powder (or cacao powder)
  • water, to dissolve the carob powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • maple syrup, sweeten to taste
  • a pinch of cinnamonn, to serve

Directions:

  1. In a glass jar mix the water and carob till it becomes a smooth paste. Add the coconut milk, sea salt and stir to combine.
  2. Heat the jar with the carob-coconut liquid in a small saucepan half-filled until your drink is frothy and hot.
  3. Pour the hot drink into cups and sweeten with maple syrup and a pinch of
  4. Enjoy!

I shared my post with Amy Green’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday 23/2/2010.

Michelle

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gfe--gluten free easily February 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

Simple and delicious! Maple with cocoa I have not tried yet, but nice. Would love some right now … can’t get rid of the chill today. ;-)

Shirley

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Michelle (Health Food Lover) February 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Hi Shirely! I reckon sometimes the best meals/foods i’ve eaten are simple foods! Maybe add a tiny bit of chili with it- that’ll definitely warm you up!
Yeah you should try it! If you do let me know :)

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PicnicIdeas March 21, 2010 at 1:21 am

Hi ,happy to visit your wonderful again.
Loved it! :-)

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Cathy July 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE this recipe. I’ve been avoiding caffeine and cutting back on chocolate too, since becoming pregnant, and this totally satisfied my cravings for coffee/hot chocolate. LOVE it. Thanks a bunch!

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Michelle August 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

Cathy, I’m so glad you love it!! Good luck with your pregnancy and thanks for stopping by :)!

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