With only 4 real food ingredients, this nourishing, homemade chocolate almond milk recipe will sweep you off your feet! It’s dairy-free and completely Paleo approved!
Do you love chocolate milk but don’t love the dairy or additives?
Well, you’re in luck!
Today we’re making a super simple chocolate almond milk recipe that’s going to sweep you off your feet!
Funnily enough, my introduction to chocolate milk didn’t come early in life.
In fact, I never had chocolate milk until moving to the US in 8th grade. It was one of the very first foods I ate in my new American school.
I can still remember that awkward feeling of walking in the cafeteria with a tray for the very first time. Something I’d never experienced before in Europe!
But that’s neither here or there…
Let’s trade middle school cafeteria chocolate milk for a proper one: only 4 real food ingredients, rich in antioxidants, completely Paleo friendly! I’m dairy free, so this is my absolute go-to.
My children, who love their raw milk, are all about this fantastic chocolate almond milk, too! The second I finish blending, little bodies line up at the counter, cups in hand.
A nice glass of chocolate milk satisfies young and old alike.
The best part about this chocolate milk is that you get to control every single ingredient.
I don’t know about you, but I’m often stunned by the amount of unpronounceable words listed on the back of a chocolate almond milk carton. We don’t want those in our bodies or our children’s bodies, so let’s get to making our own chocolate almond milk!
How do you make chocolate almond milk?
This chocolate almond milk is incredibly easy to make. Here’s what you need: homemade almond milk, cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla extract.
What equipment do you need for chocolate almond milk?
Besides a glass storage bottle, you need only a blender. It’ll give you a wonderfully rich, creamy, and frothy consistency.
Do you have to make your own almond milk?
This is entirely up to you! Unless you’re able to find a minimally processed almond milk, homemade is always best.
It’s actually super easy to make, too. You will need a nut milk bag, 1 cup of almonds, purified water, and a powerful blender.
Check out the step-by-step instructions here.
Can you use cacao in place of cocoa powder?
You absolutely can! I’ve tried it both ways and it tastes fantastic whichever way you choose to make it.
The benefit of using raw cacao is that you’re getting the added dose of antioxidants!
Whenever possible, look for ethically sourced cacao. It will give you a nice rich taste, too!
What is the best honey to use for this homemade chocolate milk?
Raw, local honey is always best, however use the best you can!
I prefer using honey that’s on the runny side as it blends in perfectly with the almond milk and cocoa powder.
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 really 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!
Homemade Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe
With only 4 real food ingredients, this nourishing, homemade chocolate almond milk recipe will sweep you off your feet! It's dairy-free and completely Paleo approved!
- 6 cups almond milk or other milk of choice, including raw whole milk if you don't need to be dairy-free
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Chill or drink immediately.
Will you try this homemade chocolate milk recipe?
This post was originally published and written by Wardee Harmon on 6/03/08. It was updated and republished on 12/20/19.
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I just made this for our children today and it got rave reviews!!
I made it today and it was amazing. I loved it = )
just made this and it is fantastic
Karen Hawkins-Parmer says
I have recently found out that I have zero tolerance for dairy, so I had to make the switch to non-dairy milk. Have to say, not that crazy about it. While I love and adore dairy products, I cannot tolerate them anymore (I am 62). Your recipe has saved me…………I made this for the first time just now and it’s wonderful. The creamy chocolate flavor is just what I have been missing, thank you so much! <3
Daniela Modesto says
I completely understand Karen! I feel the exact same way and I’m so forever grateful to all the great alternatives! Especially when homemade! 🙂
I am looking for meal recipes using chocolate almond milk. Is there such a thing. I would like you to send me some to my email if there is.
As far as recipes – I would imagine in any dessert recipe that calls for almond milk, if you wanted to make it chocolaty, you could use chocolate almond milk instead.I hope this helps!
If i was too lazy to use the blender, would it be fine if i just stirred all the ingredients together?
Haha! Absolutely Ana! You certainly can! You could even shake them up 🙂 whatever works for you!
Geoffrey Knight says
Can I use vanilla almond milk?
Yes you can! ????
This is sooooo good. I was afraid it would be too bitter or not sweet enough. Absolutely love it.
Omg I did not expect it to be so freaking delicious but it certainly was. My three year old and two teenagers and myself absolutely love this! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Truly appreciate it.
is there a honey alterative for this it has a lot of sugar
Allulose, monkfruit, or any other natural, zero calorie sweetener (except maybe stevia) should work. I used liquid monkfruit to taste as I like a lot of “sweet”. Stevia and chocolate just don’t seem compatible to my palate, but that might just be me.