As I struggle to find the best diet for myself, I’ve been spending time playing with old recipes in the kitchen. So far, I do much better with out gluten, eggs and who would have thought dates? I am also seeing that I’m doing better with low to no dairy.
This is seriously cutting into my dessert habits. (And I’m going through way too much peanut butter as a go to for a quick sweet fix!) However, I’m always up for a challenge. I was flipping through my recipe box and found my recipe for chocolate sauce and I KNEW I could make it be dairy free and still taste good.
This sauce exceeded my expectations because you couldn’t even tell it was dairy free! Woot! You’re welcome. Add this sauce to your coffee and you’ll be making sure you never run out!
My kids were clamoring to try it as I was making it as well. They loved it. In fact, they licked the pan clean and were trying to sneak spoon fulls out of the jar. This was before it even had a change to cool! My oldest asked if I’d make this for his birthday party coming up. There is no way I could say no.
- 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
- 2 tbsp. of coconut oil
- 1 cup erythriol or xylitol (the Trim Healthy Mama brand is non-GMO!)*
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ tsp.vanilla extract
- *If you are not on the THM plan, ¾ cup of evaporated cane juice crystals is great
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in pan on low heat until everything is melted and smooth.
- Stir in sweetener and salt.
- Add coconut milk and stir.
- Stir constantly until it begins to boil, remove from heat and add vanilla.
- It thickens as it cools
- Makes about a pint.
As far as ingredients, make sure you look at the label of your vanilla extract. It seems like an innocent item but they like to sneak high fructose corn syrup in there. I like this (affiliate link) brand.
For coconut milk I order through Amazon as well, this brand is in a BPA free can and has NO yucky preservatives. (affiliate link)
I’m picky about my cocoa powder as well… (affiliate link) this brand is a favorite.
For a non-GMO form of erythriol, the Trim Healthy Mama brand is a good source. The sweet blend won’t work for this as you need the bulk to help with the sauce.
So, while this sauce is pretty allergy friendly, I mean, we’re talking dairy and sugar free chocolate sauce, it is awesome. Seriously.
I know some of you are allergen baking/cooking experts, tell me about some of your creations that took you by surprise. What has been your favorite thing to learn to make dealing with allergies?
This post is linked at Natural Family Today for Natural Family Fridays.