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Amp up your chocolate milk with this Chocolate Peanut Milk recipe! It’s only 4 ingredients and a delicious dairy free milk alternative.
You knew this was chocolate peanut milk recipe was coming! I recently shared my tutorial on how to make peanut milk, and this recipe is simply a continuation of that. Can we all agree that chocolate milk is better than regular milk? I know for me personally, I rarely crave a glass of milk. But chocolate milk? YES PLEASE. It's basically dessert in a glass and in this case it's dairy free too, making it a win-win!
CHOCOLATE PEANUT MILK INGREDIENTS
You can make this milk two different ways: 1) if you already have homemade peanut milk in your refrigerator, you can pour it into a blender and then add cacao powder and dates or 2) you can make chocolate peanut milk from the start by adding ALL ingredients to a blender and blending for 1 minute.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT MILK
Soak the peanuts: Before you can make peanut milk, you're going to need to soak the peanuts for at least 3 hours so that they're easier to blend up. The easier the peanuts are to blend, the smoother the milk will be. If you're short on time, you can boil the peanuts for 20 minutes, then strain them and wait for them to cool before adding them to a blender.
Blend everything up: Add the peanuts, fresh water, dates, and cacao powder to a blender and blend for 1 full minute. I recommend starting with 3 pitted dates, and then taking a taste and decide if it's good or, if you want it to be a little sweeter, add an extra date.
Strain: Once everything is blended, pour the mixture through a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag, which will make the milk silky smooth. If you already have peanut milk, you can pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, which will help to catch any small pieces of date that didn't fully blend up.
The final step is to drink and and be happy! Seriously guys, this stuff is so creamy, it absolutely gives regular chocolate milk a run for its money. Also, I’m just going to come out and say that chocolate peanut milk > regular milk.
Remember if you make this recipe to tag @thealmondeater and #thealmondeater on Instagram -- I love seeing your creations!
Chocolate Peanut Milk
- Peanut Milk
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 3-4 pitted dates
- Transfer your peanut milk into a blender.
- Add cacao and 3 dates and pulse for 1 minute.
- Taste and determine if it's sweet enough for your liking; if not, add 1 more date and pulse for 30 seconds.
- Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer to catch any date bits that didn't fully blend.