It’s getting to that time of year when I start to crave a hot chocolate as the evenings start to draw in and the weather gets colder.
Unfortunately, it is not as easy for us dairy-free folk to grab a quick hot chocolate. But luckily for us, there is Green and Blacks’s hot chocolate.
Here is my review of this lactose free lovely.
Purchased from: Tesco
Lactose/dairy free: Dairy free
Description of product: Hot chocolate powder which can be mixed with hot milk for a delicious milky drink.
There are many wonderful things to note about this lactose free lovely. The first is that you can make it with whatever milk you like. This means it can be shared by all the family, whether lactose free or not.
The second thing to note is that is has a really chocolatey taste. You would not be able to tell the difference between this and any other hot chocolate. In addition, you can make it as chocolatey as you like by adding more or less powder. I usually use the recommended amount of four teaspoons, but for a larger mug like the one pictured, I added a couple of extra scoops.
As you can see from the picture, another bonus is the texture. It has that slightly frothy look to it and the powder mixes into the milk well. As the powder is added to milk, it creates a lovely creamy taste as well as it being deliciously chocolatey.
In the past, I have added marshmallows to the top for an extra treat. I have also been known to add a small amount of amaretto at Christmas time for a different twist. This also creates a gorgeous flavour.
My only recommendation would be to use as fresh dairy-free milk as possible. I find that if the milk has been open a while, the flavour deteriorates when you use if for cooking.