"Chocolate Milk" (aka Cacao Nut Milk!)
Sun & Swell's version of chocolate milk!
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Cashews or Almonds
- 1/4 Cup Cacao**
- 4 Tbsp Date Syrup***
- 1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender*, and enjoy!
*A high speed / high power blender like a Vitamix or Blendech will blend everything into a smooth, milk like consistency. If you don't have a higher-tech blender, soak your nuts overnight so they break down easier in your blender. Also, most nut milk recipes suggest that you strain your nut milk through a cheese cloth or thin towel to separate the pulp. I prefer not to do that because, 1) I like my nut milk thicker, 2) don't want to waste the yummy nutrients in pulp!, and 3) it takes too long!.... so I skip this step. But if you prefer it this way - first mix the Water + Nuts, strain, and then add all the other ingredients.
**Start with 1/4 Cup cacao, and taste. If you want it more chocolatey - add a little more. I personally prefer 1/2 Cup but that's too much for my husband. A little goes a long way so be careful!
***Start with 4 Tbsp and if you want sweeter, add more. You can sub date syrup for honey or maple syrup, and cashews/almonds for any other nut of choice