Hot Carob

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Love the taste of hot chocolate, but hate the calories and all that sugar? I’ve got just the thing for you.

diet hot chocolateCarob powder is a natural, caffeine-free chocolate substitute that’s naturally low in fat but high in calcium, iron, B vitamins and fiber. It’s made from the long bean-like pods of the carob tree and can be used as a replacement for cacao or cocoa in cooking, baking, smoothies, etc.. It has a naturally sweet and very rich, creamy taste without the stimulants often found in chocolate.

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This hot carob recipe is super quick and easy, but the end result is so satisfying! Whenever those cold-weather chocolate cravings hit me, I make myself a cup of hot, delicious carob. When I tried this for the first time, I couldn’t believe that it didn’t have any regular milk or chocolate in it. It’s definitely a great alternative for those who, similar to me, are very sensitive to dairy. It was so creamy and tasted JUST like hot chocolate, if not better. Perfect guilt-free treat for those cold winter nights.

Hot Carob

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (you can also use soy milk, I personally don’t get along with it)
2 TBS of carob powder
1TBS of honey (or agave nectar, if vegan)
vanilla extract

Heat the milk in a small saucepan, be careful not to boil it. Add the carob powder and start whisking to remove any clumps. Remove from heat, add the honey, a dash of cinnamon an a splash of vanilla extract (this makes 2 servings, for 1 serving, simply half the ingredients).

hot carob recipe

Have any of you guys tried Carob Powder before?

  • I love your blog!
    Mhhh these looks so delicious!

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  • This looks so yummy, Paula! Hot carob sounds like the perfect Hot Chocolate alternative and great for the cold, winter nights we have ahead! Thanks! <3
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  • Yum this looks so good – I have never tried Carob but I need to! :) x

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    • Thanks so much Jasmin ;)

  • This looks delicious…definitely going to help me with my healthy kick in these colder months! I like almond milk, but LOVE hazelnut milk, do you think this substitute would work? I find that hazelnut milk is creamier :) Can you pick Carob up in any old supermarket or do I need to go looking somewhere special for it?
    Loving your blog!

    • Hazelnut milk should work fine (as long as you can heat it up) I think that the only milk I wouldn’t be too sure about is hemp milk. I don’t think you should have any problems finding Carob powder in a regular market (although I’m not sure about UK, but here in the US a lot of them have a “healthy” or “organic” section and that’s where they usually are). I actually bought mine at a health foods store, Amazon sells it too. I always like to go for non-gmo and certified organic products ;) Thanks so much Katy!!

  • Liz@LamentingLizzie

    Interesting! Where did you buy carob powder? I am not dairy free, but I do love some almond milk, mmmm. I would like to try this!

    • I bought it at a health foods store, but amazon carries it as well. You can use “regular” milk with this as well ;) .

  • This sounds totally yummy and so going to try it out!

  • This sounds so yummy!!!

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  • Loving this recipe!! Might use this for my children’s cooking school – and of course, myself!



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  • Sally Ingram Phelps

    Can you make this ahead of time and store in fridge until ready to heat up?