I love this!!…We love this! My little family loves it! It’s so delicious and SO easy to make! So perfect for a birthday party where either your family or your guests are dairy free. Or even if not dairy free, why not mix things up and do something different to normal dairy milk. Nuts are full of good fats, protein and good carbohydrates and make up part of a balanced diet. Also, regular bought junky chocolate flavoured milks are full of all sorts of rubbish, including preservatives, additives, colours, flavours, and refined sugars! I just love that this milk is only sweetened with a little maple syrup and is completely free of all the junk! It’s real food!
If you are concerned about the caffeine content in the raw cacao powder, consider replacing it with carob powder! Yum!
I served something similar to these at my son’s 1st birthday party! I added coconut milk which made it that little bit thicker and creamier. You can do that if you like, but honestly this milk is just perfect as is!
I designed a Vintage Hot Air Balloons party for him and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You can see a little bit of the cake in the picture above that I made, yes its got that sugary icing and all, but cake decorating is one of my ‘other’ little things I like to dabble in for the creativeness!….And my son hadn’t had any gluten, dairy or sugar before he was 1, so his cake was the basket, it was a GF, DF, chocolate cake, sweetened with a little honey! He LOVED it!! But more on parites in another post!!!
I made some of this milk last week along with these dinosaur cookies! Aren’t they just gorgeous! They are a Spelt Choc Chip, Cranberry & Macadamia cookie (my husbands favourite!) – I’ll get to the recipe soon! My little boy who is now 2 1/2 thought it was Christmas!
You can make my pure Almond Milk here.
- 170g (1 Cup) Raw Almonds
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- ½ tsp Celtic Sea Salt
- 1 L Filtered Water
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
- Place the almonds into a bowl, cover with filtered water and leave to soak overnight (or for at least 12 hours).
- Drain the almonds and place into the bowl of the Thermomix and mill 7-10 Sec/Speed 9.
- Add the oil, vanilla, salt and water & blend 1 minute/Speed 9.
- Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or muslin cloth. Keep the almond pulp for throwing into cookies, cakes, biscuits etc. (You can freeze it to save for use another day too!)
- Pour the almond milk back into the mixing bowl and add the maple syrup and cacao. Blend 5 Sec/Speed 7.
- Refrigerate until chilled, then shake well before serving.
- Pure Almond Milk recipe here: Almond Milk
- Will keep in the fridge for approx. 3 days.