This month is World Vegan Month and our last article was precisely about 5 ways a cruelty-free lifestyle will change your life.
Now, we all know the problem of finding tasty dairy-free chocolate. It’s not easy to find delicious chocolate without any cream, powdered milk or any kind of dairy! So we have gathered our favourite vegan chocolates for you as well as a homemade recipe for you. So you can enjoy a sweet treat without any of the guilt!
Made in the UK
Ombar – Ombar is an award-winning dairy-free and organic chocolate brand that you may have seen at Whole Foods and Planet Organic. Sourcing their chocolate from Ecuador, they keep it raw to retain its natural superfood goodness. It’s one of the best brands out there! The cocoa is blended with coconut milk, to offer the perfect combination of smoothness, sweetness and chocolate goodness.
Booja Booja – This article wouldn’t be about chocolate if we didn’t mention Booja Booja! Producing luxury dairy-free truffles and ice-cream alternatives, this company based in Norfolk offers organic, gluten-free, soya-free but most importantly, divine chocolate for anyone. The almond salted caramel truffle is a match made in vegan heaven!
Moo Free – The perfect brand for your Christmas Advent Calendar! Moo Free is based in Reading and their products are stocked in many retailers in the UK, including Holland and Barrett, Waitrose and Tesco. Their chocolates are organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, and their taste is probably the closest one to dairy chocolate. The best part? Their environmentally-friendly and fun packaging!
Vego – This German brand offers Fairtrade, dairy-free chocolate bars and mini chocolate nougats with whole hazelnuts. You can find them on The Vegan Kind webshop as well as in Holland Barrett. Who said you’d miss your Kinder Country bars?
Dardenne – is a French chocolate house since 1897. Their line does contain dairy, but last year they launched a vegan chocolate made from organic ingredients. Sweetened with coconut sugar and mixed almond milk, this chocolate is wonderful for those who like chocolate to be sweet but not too much.
iChoc – Another German brand, they offer an entire range of vegan chocolates, and each of them sound like a dream! We particularly liked the dairy-free white chocolate with Madagascan vanilla!
How to make your own homemade chocolate!
For those of you feeling fancy and festive, you can always try our recipe for dairy-free chocolate that is great for baking… Or to eat straight from the spoon! We can’t say we haven’t done that ourselves….
You will need:
90g cacao butter
95g smooth blanched almond or cashew butter
45g agave syrup or maple syrup
30g cacao powder
Pinch of salt
- Melt the cacao butter on a double-boiler
- Add the almond butter and sweetener of choice
- Once combined, add your cacao powder and salt
- Transfer the mixture into some individual silicone moulds for some extra cuteness
- Optional: add some slivered almonds or crushed hazelnuts
- Let cool at room temperature, and then let them sit in the fridge