Dairy Free Christmas Chocolate

Dairy Free Christmas Chocolate

Dairy free Christmas chocolate is perfect for the holidays and make the perfect homemade Christmas gift for family and friends. This easy homemade chocolate recipe is made using just 2 ingredients and free from all major allergens. If you’re looking for gluten free Christmas chocolate, vegan Christmas chocolate, nut free Christmas chocolate, soy free chocolate or refined sugar free chocolate, then this recipe is perfect for you!

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We all love tucking into boxes of chocolates at Christmas and chocolates are such a popular gift. However, store bought chocolate commonly contains dairy and soy, which are common food allergies/sensitivities, with even free from allergy friendly chocolate containing refined sugar and artificial preservatives, emulsifiers and additives, which suppress the immune system and increase inflammation. 

A few years ago I was given a chocolate making kit for Christmas and realised just how simple and easy dairy and soy free chocolate was to make at home.

 

ingredients 

These dairy free Christmas chocolates are made with just 2 ingredients:-

They are free from soy, refined sugar and artificial preservatives, emulsifiers and additives that store bought chocolates commonly contain.

 

benefit of using carob powder

The chocolate flavour comes from carob powder (UK Link/US Link) rather than cocoa or cacao powder. Cocoa and cacao powder that is commonly used to make chocolate contain caffeine or other stimulants, which are not suitable for:-

  • Those who are sensitive to caffeine,
  • Those with conditions like dysautonomia and POTS, where caffeine can potentially increase symptoms, and
  • Those following the autoimmune protocol.

Carob powder (UK Link/US Link) has a similar taste to chocolate, with the benefit of being:-

  • Caffeine and stimulant free,
  • Refined sugar free,
  • Lower in fat and, 
  • A great source of fibre, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins A and B (1).

It can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with cacao and cocoa powder, making it the perfect chocolate alternative to make caffeine free chocolates. Carob powder is also naturally a lot sweeter, preventing the need for any additional syrups and sweeteners to be used. 

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dairy free chocolates showing chocolate arranged at a angle with the chocolate mould in the top right corner

Equipment needed

 

How to make dairy free chocolate 

These dairy free Christmas chocolates are so easy to make in 3 steps:- 

  1. Melt the cacao butter (UK Link/US Link),
  2. Stir in the sieved carob powder (UK Link/US Link),
  3. Pour the mixture into Christmas chocolate moulds (UK Link/US Link) and place in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until set. They can then be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days (if they last that long!).

If giving them as a gift, transfer them to a Christmas tin before wrapping (UK Link/US Link).

Dietary requirements

This dairy free chocolate recipe is suitable for numerous dietary requirements as it is also:-

  • Gluten free 
  • Lactose free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Nut free
  • Seed free
  • Grain free 
  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Autoimmune protocol friendly, if you replace cacao butter with coconut oil.
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Dairy Free Christmas Chocolate

November 20, 2021
: 24 Chocolates Approx.
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Easy

Easy homemade chocolate made using just 2 ingredients. Free from all major allergens (dairy free, gluten free, soy free, nut free, seed free, refined sugar free). Vegan & paleo, with autoimmune protocol option.

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