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Almond Joy Mocha

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1

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*This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze. All opinions are my own.*

There are some really brave and admirable pregnant women who will go caffeine free throughout their pregnancy.

I am not one of them.

Almond Joy Mocha: rich, creamy with all the almond, coconut and chocolate flavor you love from an Almond Joy. Perfect for a cool evening! www.thereciperebel.com

You might think that’s absolutely horrible. In fact, it’s much, much safer than the other option, which is an un-caffeinated me (and, yes, I know that’s not a word).

I told my husband the other day that having my cup or two of coffee in the morning is actually the responsible thing to do, because I wouldn’t want to see what my morning drive to work would look like minus the caffeine.

I’m 33 weeks pregnant, and lately I feel like I could sleep until 9am if I was ever allowed to. Which, to me, is super late, because I have always been an early riser. That is, before I was a mother.

So Almond Breeze so kindly sent some almond milk for me to try out and make some recipes with, and it was actually the first time I tried almond milk. I wanted to do a drink recipe first, and I’m sure it’s wonderful in smoothies and cold beverages, but hey — it’s the end of October in Manitoba. A nice, steaming cup of something rich and chocolatey is where it’s at.

Almond Joy Mocha: rich, creamy with all the almond, coconut and chocolate flavor you love from an Almond Joy. Perfect for a cool evening! www.thereciperebel.com

And you know how there are those days when you know it’s either going to be a cup of coffee or a nap? Or maybe even both? It was definitely one of those days. So I went for the caffeine.

My daughter and I sampled 3 kinds of Almond Breeze one afternoon: original unsweetened, vanilla unsweetened, and vanilla sweetened.

Now, this was my first experience with almond milk but not my first experience with lactose-free milk. Growing up, we went through a lot of milk in my family. In fact, I hated water. I would never drink water unless I was playing sports. Milk was just what we drank.

A few years ago, I was feeling sick a lot so I asked my doctor about it and she suggested I lay off the dairy milk for a while. But I couldn’t live without any milk, so I bought lactose-free milk for a while. And I’ve got to say, it just doesn’t compare. It’s bitter and not something I would drink plain.

And I think that’s why the Vanilla Sweetened Almond Breeze was my favorite. I mean, I’m sure that’s probably what you would have guessed, if you follow my blog at all, but it’s just totally, incredibly delicious. It’s like a treat, really. The one thing I missed when I was drinking lactose-free milk was that slight sweetness, and the Vanilla Sweetened definitely has that.

Now, keep in mind that the Vanilla Sweetened has no more sugar than a regular serving of 1% milk, it has 30 fewer calories and is packed with all kinds of good things, like Omega 3’s and calcium. And for those reasons, I actually like it more than regular dairy milk, even though I incorporated dairy milk back into my diet long ago.

We also like the Vanilla Unsweetened, and I think the Original Unsweetened would be awesome in savory dishes or smoothies.

How was that for a tangent?

So this beverage.

Almond Joy Mocha: rich, creamy with all the almond, coconut and chocolate flavor you love from an Almond Joy. Perfect for a cool evening! www.thereciperebel.com

It’s SO good. I am a big lover of anything Almond Joy, and that’s the first place my mind went when I thought of almond milk. You could definitely make this caffeine free by substituting the coffee for more almond milk. You could also make this completely dairy free by choosing a hot chocolate mix with no dairy.

Almond Joy Mocha

Almond Joy Mocha: rich, creamy with all the almond, coconut and chocolate flavor you love from an Almond Joy. Perfect for a cool evening!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American
Course Drinks
Servings 1
Calories 163kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened or sweetened Almond Breeze
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate powder
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract you could also add in coconut milk
  • whipped topping or whipped coconut cream
  • toasted coconut toasted almonds, chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small pot, combined Almond Breeze, coffee, hot chocolate powder and coconut extract. Heat over medium heat until hot.
  • Pour into one large mug or two smaller mugs, and top with whipped topping and garnishes as desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Almond Joy Mocha
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Serves: 1 large serving or 2 small servings
Almond Joy Mocha: rich, creamy with all the almond, coconut and chocolate flavor you love from an Almond Joy. Perfect for a cool evening!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened (or sweetened) Almond Breeze
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate powder
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp coconut extract (you could also add in coconut milk)
  • whipped topping or whipped coconut cream
  • toasted coconut, toasted almonds, chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, combined Almond Breeze, coffee, hot chocolate powder and coconut extract. Heat over medium heat until hot.
  2. Pour into one large mug or two smaller mugs, and top with whipped topping and garnishes as desired.

 

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  1. Isadora @ she likes food says

    I have to admit, I think I’m the only one on the planet who doesn’t drink caffine, ha! I had a horrible experience with it in college and I just can’t do it. I do love the taste though and this drink looks awesome! I’m a big fan of almond milk and I enjoy it much more than the other non-dairy milks out there.

    • Ashley says

      It is way better! I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to try some! I didn’t actually get into coffee until university, but now I’m totally hooked :S

  2. Michelle { A Latte Food } says

    Since I am a caffeine addict, I don’t know how I’ll survive when I’m pregnant! Those who give up caffeine are saints. 🙂 I can’t wait to give this recipe a try–especially since almond joy candy bars are by far the best leftover halloween candy a girl could ask for!

    • Ashley says

      Leftover Halloween candy? I make sure I go out the next day and stock up when it’s all 50% off, because I can’t leave that to chance! I LOVE Almond Joy! And yeah, I definitely do NOT give up my morning coffee… lol

  3. Danielle says

    I can’t blame you, going without caffeine for so long would be difficult. This almond joy mocha looks delicious! I love almond breeze and use it all the time, I will have to try this out.

    • Ashley says

      Thanks! I have a feeling it might be making a regular appearance in our fridge from now on Danielle — we’ve really been enjoying it! And you can’t beat all that extra good stuff in it!

  4. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says

    I’ve never tried almond milk either, but may have to to make this drink! It snowed here in Alberta last night so just looking outside is making me cold today, and my cup of coffee has been in my hand all morning! And if you can drink coffee while pregnant, I say go for it! I wished I could with all 3 pregnancies to help combat the extreme tiredness, but caffeine made me super sick when I was pregnant. Couldn’t wait for that first cup of real coffee after they were born!

    • Ashley says

      Oh man Stacey, I can’t even imagine! I have to say, I’ve been pretty lucky — I haven’t been sick with my first or second pregnancies! I heard you guys got snow over there, and I’m totally hoping it stays away for a little while. Though I am kind of feeling the Christmas spirit already, so I might not even complain when it comes!

    • Ashley says

      If I had to choose, I think it might be mine, too, Matt! My husband and I both LOVE them, but then again, I don’t know if we’ve met a chocolate bar we didn’t like!

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