Recipes: Cold Carob Milk

This recipe is a sweet, cold carob drink for those with a sweet tooth like me. Carob is a delectable alternative to chocolate that has a less bitter taste to it than chocolate does. Not to say that anything is wrong with chocolate. This recipe is just an interesting, sweet twist on chocolate milk, and is the most delicious milk beverage I have tasted yet.

See the bottom of the page for more information on the sugar content, fat content, and other notes I may have added regarding health and difficulty.

Serving Size: 16 ounces.

Ingredients For Carob Milk

Four heaping teaspoons of brown sugar.

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

6 drops of artificial almond flavouring.

1 teaspoon of carob powder.

A trickle of hot water.

Cold, full fat cow’s milk.

Instructions: Place all of the ingredients above (except the milk) into a 16-ounce mug or cup. Stir the hot mixture to dissolve the carob and sugar. The hot water helps to dissolve the carob quickly, and with fewer clumps. Slowly add cold cow’s milk (preferably after letting the hot mixture cool off) to avoid a sudden temperature change that might break the mug. Stir, and that’s it!

Bon appétit!

Sugar Content: Medium (it contains far less sugar than many popular drinks, but it is still a fair amount).

Fat Content: High – 18 grams.

Complexity: Simple.

Vegan: No.

Alcohol content: Dependent on which vanilla extract and almond flavouring you use. Otherwise there is none.

A Few Nutritional Facts (Rough Estimates)

Protein: 18 grams.

Potassium: 896 mg.

Sodium: 362 mg.

Fat: 18 grams.