Chocolate Milk

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Why didn’t anyone tell me how good this is sooner??? I thought there’s no possible way we could have anything that tastes like milk while being low carb.  Almond milk couldn’t possibly taste like milk and heavy cream is too thick and almost tastes like butter to me.  I don’t even really like it in my coffee that much.

I broke down and bought the unsweetened almond milk finally and I wasn’t very pleased with it.  I liked the smoothness of it.  It’s cold and delicious but it wasn’t milk.  So finally it clicks.  I’ve been part of groups and forums for low carb diets for years and years.  I think I’ve seen it mentioned about a million times.  Adding heavy cream to almond milk really does make it taste like milk.  It’s like they’re perfect for each other.

 Almond milk is nice and low calorie.  You only need a small amount of heavy cream to balance the flavor out and when you add cocoa powder its pure joy.  

My son and I call it ice cream milk.   I love that I can make this up ahead of time and pour a glass whenever I feel like it!  You can use sugar free strawberry syrup or sugar free chocolate syrup in this as well.  

Low Carb Chocolate Milk
Serves 7
Make ahead chocolate milk.
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Ingredients
  1. 48 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  2. 8 ounces heavy cream
  3. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. sweetener to taste (I use about 14 drops ez sweet or roughly 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar equivalent)
Instructions
  1. In a very large bowl pour out almond milk and heavy cream.
  2. Measure out cocoa powder and add in the sweetener.
  3. With an immersion blender combine your ingredients until all the cocoa powder is blended. (Taste test at this point to see if it's sweet enough).
  4. Pour into a container with a lid and store in the fridge.
Notes
  1. per 8 oz 143 Calories; 14g Fat; 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2 net carbs
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28 comments

  1. LavenderExtract says:

    Ooo, this looks tasty! I’m curious though, if you still have any left, do you notice any separation after a day or two? I know cocoa sometimes really doesn’t like to blend well, so I’m wondering if this would need to be blended again every time you take it out of the fridge.

    (Also hi again from Reddit 😀 )

      • LavenderExtract says:

        I had to come back and reply again, I just made this today! I was a little nervous, cause I really dislike the flavor of almond milk, but you were not kidding! Adding a little heavy cream mellows the flavor a lot. I used 1/2c xylitol, and it wasn’t aggressively sweet, just a nice mild chocolate drink. Loved it. 😀 Looking forward to trying out more of your recipes.

  2. LavenderExtract says:

    Ooo, this looks tasty! I’m curious though, if you still have any left, do you notice any separation after a day or two? I know cocoa sometimes really doesn’t like to blend well, so I’m wondering if this would need to be blended again every time you take it out of the fridge.

    (Also hi again from Reddit 😀 )

  3. brenda says:

    Did you use Silk and which one, there is one that says 30 cal. and the one I buy says 60 cal for their measurement. I’m thinking this could be frozen to make great popcicles.

    • Elizabeth Nimphius says:

      It’s the unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I do think it’s by Silk. (It is! just checked.) It’s 30 calories per serving.

  4. Paula in the UP says:

    Just made this. YUM!! You have the best, simple to follow, few ingredient recipes I have come across since going grain free/low carb!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    You are a rockstar!! This is one of the things I have been needing to replace in my daughters life. First stromboli, and now this, you are amazing!

  6. Cici says:

    It’s official. I am addicted to this. I find myself day dreaming about the pitcher of chocolate milk in my refrigerator & can’t wait to pour myself a glass!!

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