Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dairy free Chocolate Syrup & Healthy Chocolate Milk



I know a lot of kids drink chocolate milk and although even this healthy version should still be given as a treat, it is nutritious and much healthier than the pre-made chocolate milks or even the chocolate syrups added to milk. There is a ton of refined sugar and artificial flavors in most of those. This chocolate syrup is dairy free, sweetened with maple syrup, and made with only 4 ingredients plus water. You can add this to any milk that you drink, dairy or non-dairy (rice, hemp, almond, coconut). You can also use this chocolate sauce to top other desserts as well. It goes very well with fruit!




This recipe was adapted from this recipe.

Ingredients
1 cup water
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
pinch sea salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup (taste it with this amount you may want to add a little more if you want it sweeter)

Directions
Add water and raw cacao powder in a pot. Heat on medium until chocolate is melted. Continue to cook until boiling. Add sea salt and vanilla extract. Slowly stir in maple syrup and bring to a back to a boil. Let this boil for about 5 minutes until thickened. Keep stirring it. Remove from heat, let cool then transfer to a container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 


   




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