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How to make your own dark chocolate spread

It’s really easy to make chocolate spread at home and it can be a rewarding experience especially if you’re allergic to normal ingredients or if you want to eat a little bit healthy (or if you are a vegan or a vegetarian, just to name a few).

Traditional and commercial chocolate spread can be in fact full of oil, refined sugar, artificial flavor and sometimes it’s even too sweet; that’s why I’ve decided to make my dark chocolate spread at home with just 2 ingredients, cocoa powder and rice milk.

This recipe can be easily adapted to suit people with no allergies so you can replace the rice milk with normal cow milk and you can even decide if you want to go for the cocoa powder with or without sugar (I use Valrhona 100% dark and my spread is really really tangy but that’s how we like it); there’s just a simple rule to follow: do not add sugar but instead replace it with agave syrup or honey if you’re using a sugar free cocoa powder.

This recipe doesn’t call for proper quantities but just for ingredients and a quick method so please adjust it to your needs.

What you need to make your homemade dark chocolate spread

Dark cocoa powder
Rice milk

How to make homemade dark chocolate spread

1. In a bowl mix the cocoa with the milk in such quantities as to obtain a more or less liquid cream depending on your tastes.
2. Once done, use the spread immediately and/or store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Advices:

1. Being preservatives, additives and oils free this spread should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within one week.
2. You can add a drop of pure vanilla extract to give a unique flavor to your spread.

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[Pics by Giuseppe Milo]

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Veruska Anconitano
Veruska is a food and wine travel journalist awarded as Best Food Travel Journalist. Sommelier, in addition to cooking and traveling, she is often called upon to tell his experience during events and seminars.
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