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Dairy-Free Chocolate Milk (Version #2)

This version only has 4 ingredients and is just as easy to make as version #1! This would be the perfect version for when you don't have chocolate chips on hand and don't want to run to the store for just 1 item. Plus, this recipe is sweeter than the chocolate chip version!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking Time (optional) 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • small saucepan
  • medium-sized glass bowl (6-8 cup capacity)
  • small whisk
  • 1-cup liquid measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup dry measuring cup
  • 1 tablespoon dry measuring spoon


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
  • 1 pinch salt


  • First, fill your saucepan with water until it reaches about 2 inches in depth and set your glass bowl on top (see pictures below for reference). Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low/medium-low to keep it at a simmer but not a full boil.
  • Now, add the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt to the bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. A few lumps are okay.
  • Gradually add half of the almond milk - whisking constantly as you do so. Continue to whisk for another minute, or until the almond milk is mixed through without any separation.
  • Slowly, add the rest of the almond milk while still whisking the mixture. Whisk it very well for another minute or two and then remove from the heat.
  • You can let your chocolate milk cool slowly on a clean surface if you're concerned about pouring it into your glass bottle while still hot. Once it has cooled to room temperature, pour it into a glass bottle with a cover and store in the refrigerator.


*For creamier, thicker chocolate milk (either version), simply replace the almond milk with homemade, creamy almond milk:
  • 1 cup almonds, soaked in the fridge overnight or in hot water for 15 minutes
  •  2 cups of water
Blend together until almonds are broken down into very small pieces. Strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth for thick, creamy almond milk!
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