How To Make Vegan Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk! It’s rich, smooth and refreshing (and no, it doesn’t come from brown cows…).

But how do you make vegan chocolate milk?

It’s easier than you think! It literally takes two minutes. Like, literally. 

It’s almost too easy to make; you might find yourself making this vegan chocolate milk all the time! (The same thing goes for this 15-minute vegan ice cream recipe…)

This vegan chocolate milk recipe from Traditional Cooking School makes four dairy-free/vegan chocolate milk four servings. It is suitable for lactose intolerant people, paleo people and human people (unless you have a nut allergy…).

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Vegan Chocolate Milk Recipe

Equipment:

Blender or Whisk

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Litres Almond Milk (or any vegan milk you like)
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 170g Raw Honey (Runny honey is fine too!)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Pour the drink over ice and enjoy straight away, or chill in the fridge for later.
  • Voila, you have vegan chocolate milk!

Vegan Chocolate Milk Fun Fact:

Some historians believe that evidence of chocolate milk can be found in 1494 Jamaica!

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Vegan Chocolate Milk Recipe Variations

If You Don’t Have A Blender

You don’t need a blender to make this vegan chocolate milk recipe. If you don’t own a blender, a whisk and some willpower will get you there. If you have a protein shake bottle, you could shake it up too!

If You Want To Use Cacao Instead of Cocoa

Yes, you can! Just substitute the cocoa powder for cacao powder. 

If you’re saying to yourself, “what the hell is cacao?”, I’ve got the answer right here. Cocoa powder is processed at high temperatures, whilst cacao powder is not. This means that cacao has a milder taste and is higher in protein, fibre, magnesium and iron.

If You Want A Lower Sugar Version

If you’re watching your sugar intake, you can still enjoy this vegan chocolate milk recipe; just swap out the honey for brown rice syrup! Honey (typically) has 17g of sugar per tablespoon, whereas brown rice syrup (typically) has just 12.5g of sugar per tablespoon. 

If You’re Feeling Adventurous…

Vegan chocolate milk is great, meaning the only way to top it is to well – top it! I’m talking vegan whipped cream, vegan chocolate chips, nuts….*drools*

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The Health Benefits of Vegan Chocolate Milk:

Did you ever expect to see the day where vegan chocolate milk could be healthy!?

Well, it’s more like the ingredients found in this vegan chocolate milk recipe have health benefits. You probably shouldn’t drink vegan chocolate milk every day.

However, thanks to the wonders of low fat, low calorie fortified almond milk and the nutritional benefits of raw honey, this vegan chocolate milk recipe has some great health benefits!

Vegan chocolate milk should be consumed as part of a balanced diet. If you’re interested in vegan nutrition, we’ve written a blog all about it here.

Health Benefits:

  • Almond milk is (usually) fortified with calcium, which is essential for healthy teeth and bones.
  • Almond milk is lower in calories and saturated fat than cow’s milk
  • Almond milk is high in Vitamin E, which helps to maintain healthy eyes and skin. It can also strengthen your immune system!
  • Raw honey is high in antioxidants (antioxidants reduce the risk of diseases like heart disease)
  • Honey contains vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin B6, calcium copper and iron!
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What Goes Well With Vegan Chocolate Milk?

Vegan chocolate milk tastes great on its own, but it can also make a great dessert after a delicious vegan meal!

If you fancy making a quick vegan chocolate milk after a nice vegan lunch or dinner but don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking – a Plant Sumo meal subscription could be exactly what you’re looking for!

At Plant Sumo, we believe in creating healthy, affordable and convenient vegan food for everyone, no matter your dietary requirements! 

Some of our mouth-watering options include vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, vegan Seitan stir fry and even vegan pumpkin pancakes!

Discover the full Plant Sumo menu here. 

About the Author

Amy

Amy Swain is a content writer for Plant Sumo, foodie and ex-chef. If she’s not baking then she’s got a paintbrush in hand, working on her next masterpiece.