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Offline spacecanada

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Hot chocolate?
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:27:46 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to make hot chocolate without dairy/soy/rice milk?  Our last safe brand of soy and rice milk is no longer safe and homemade rice milk tastes gross (rather, it doesn't have much taste at all). Winter is coming, meaning many wet and chilled days ahead. Hot chocolate is a staple in this house.

Anyone have a good and creamy recipe?  I was going to experiment with blending sunflower seeds or avocado with water, cocoa powder, and maple syrup or something... but hoping someone here has a recipe already so I don't have to invent one. If all else fails, I can use coconut milk from a tin but trying to avoid it if there is another way. (Safe coconut milk is expensive and difficult to source.)
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 02:45:13 PM »
Homemade oat milk is easy and has a creamy consistency - would that work?
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 03:05:02 PM »
Homemade oat milk is easy and has a creamy consistency - would that work?
I haven't tried making oat milk yet.  It is also on the to do list.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 03:40:25 PM »
I bet this oat milk recipe would be really good with some nice chocolate melted into it  :yes:

http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/10/homemade-oat-milk-easy-fast-cheap/
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 03:52:49 PM »
I cannot find safe steel cut oats.  Do you think rolled oats will work?
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 06:37:50 PM »
I think they would - you probably wouldn't need to blend them as much.  I'd probably soak them for less time, also.  It would be inexpensive to give it a try at least.
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 07:26:22 PM »
Update: I don't know why it took me so long to figure this out, but tinned coconut milk is safe and seems to be working well in most recipes, including hot cocoa. Yay!
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline becca

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Re: Hot chocolate?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 12:07:50 PM »
That is great, Space!
dd with peanut, tree nut and egg allergy(can do some baked items)