Chocolate-Date Milk

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One of the great ways we’re enjoying our raw goat milk is to make chocolate milk. You can use any natural sweetener you’d like – I think honey would be wonderful, as would maple syrup. But I better stop talking about those. ;) I’m using whole dates for the sweeteners, since the month of May is devoted to our Beyond Sugar Challenge, where we avoid the use of concentrated sweeteners, natural or refined. This chocolate milk is really good! Adjust the number of dates for your desired sweetness. This milk is on the not-too-sweet side, just how we like it.

makes about 7 cups

  • 3 cups raw milk
  • 10 whole dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender container or Vita-Mix wet container. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy!

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  1. says

    That sounds good, I’ll have to try it. I love the flavor of dates. My family enjoys chocolate milk also. I use half cocoa powder and half carob powder, then sweeten with raw honey. You can warm this for hot chocolate as well, but this is not the time of year for that.

  2. says

    Never thought to use dates to sweeten chocolate milk before! But I had heard of date smoothies before, and they have always sounded yummy to me. In our family, dates are a little like candy! They are so sweet and yummy. :-)

    • says

      Kelly, hi! The longer you run the Vita-Mix the more pureed the dates become. If you run the VM for a couple minutes, it will warm up, so then you should chill it. I tend to leave the dates a bit on the chunky side so the milk will be cold immediately. The dates sink and the person who gets the cup from the last bit usually has some yummy date-candy-bits in there. :)

      Tiffany, Staci and Kimi – Hello, all! Thanks for stopping by!

      • says

        Kelly, just now I made some and I let it blend until I could not longer hear bits of ice chopping. The dates were pretty much pureed and the milk was still cold. So, yes, the VM totally chops them up. :D

        If you, or anyone, chills this, expect it to go down in volume as the foaminess settles.


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