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“Healthy alternative to chocolate milk. Think of it as a lactose-free chocolate milk! =) You can also heat up the drink (--40 sec in the microwave) and if you do, you can taste the soymilk a lot better. Very simple, very fast, and healthier than instant drink mixes. Keep in mind, you can adjust amount of each ingredient that goes into your drink. Because the recipe calls for baking cocoa, it's low in fat, but you still satisfy your chocolate craving. One evening at about 3AM I had this huge chocolate craving, made my way to the kitchen, and decided to throw random ingredients together. I was pleased to find that I could still satisfy chocolate cravings without indulging.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (is optional)
  • 1 12 tablespoons hot water
  • 8 ounces soymilk (sweetened or unsweetened, or Milk.. but that defeats the purpose of lactose-free "chocolate milk"!)


  1. Scoop a tablespoon of baking cocoa into your cup/mug. (more than a tablespoon for richer taste. remember it's baking cocoa, so it's ok to indulge).
  2. Scoop two tablespoons of sugar into your cup/mug. Skip out on the sugar if you want a diabetic-safe drink.
  3. Add just enough hot water to dissolve the cocoa (and sugar; the 1 1/2 tbsp hot water is an estimate - you'll know if you need more or less). Some coffeemakers dispense hot water. I just use my electric water boiler for this.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Pour in 8 oz soymilk or milk. Stir some more.
  6. Healthy and chocolatey! After the first time mixing, you should be able to figure out how sweet/cocoa-rich you want to make it next time.

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