Thursday, March 19, 2009

Product Review: Lake Champlain Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix

I mentioned this product in my post on making iced lattes and mochas. So if you haven't read that post, be sure to check it out.

As you may have already discovered, it's hard to find a hot chocolate mix that doesn't contain dairy or the ever evil soy lechtin. Recently, I discovered this great brand at Whole Foods: Lake Champlain Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix

I tried making hot chocolate with it, using both rice milk and oat milk, and neither was particularly appealing. Rice milk works OK, but it doesn't mask that rice milk flavor - if you've tried using rice milk in lattes, you know what I mean. :)

However, I have found a great use for this product! It's excellent added to your morning cup of coffee. I find oat milk makes a nice replacer for half and half, so if you want a good cup of coffee, make a nice strong cup with your favorite beans, add some oat milk, and a heaping spoonful of this mocha hot chocolate mix. Yum! Definitely a good way to start the day.


  1. I find that none of the milk alternatives are as good as they could be. Pretty gross. I make "hot chocolate" with Hershey's coco, a dash of cinnamon, Stevia and hot water. While not rich and creamy, it is chocolaty and will satisfy your cravings. It's as close as it gets. Has anyone tried Dari-Free?

  2. This says on the label that it may contain traces of milk protein. So possibly it is NOT dairy free, and this is not a risk I am willing to take with my baby.