Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk

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Glasses of Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk surrounded by ingredients used to make the recipe

Supa thick.
Supa chocolaty.
Supa cherry-y?

Let’s do this.

Fresh cherries, cacao powder, dates, and almond milk for making Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk

If you’ve ever wanted more out of your almond milk, this recipe is for you. I am kind of a chocolate milk fanatic and have made my own from scratch before. But, as Anna (my favorite beauty blogger) would say, “I can’t be bothered” with making it from scratch every day. Therefore,

Almond Breeze + selected mix-ins =  DIY flavored almond milk in minutes

This version was inspired by the genius that is Artful Desperado. Have you seen what Gabriel is cooking up these days? Just go – go now. After seeing his Black Forest Popsicles, I had to get in on that action.

Because I’m more of a beverage than popsicle girl, almond milk was the perfection solution.

Lucky for me (and you), there’s no waiting involved here. Just a creamy, delicious chocolate-cherry beverage in your hands in minutes.

Beautifully layered jars of Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk for a creamy delicious vegan drink

Other perks? It’s

Naturally sweetened
& Deceptively healthy

For aesthetic effect, I blended them separately for more of a chocolate-cherry swirl. But for the lazy ones among us, you can just throw it all in together for the perfect blend.

Glasses of gluten-free vegan Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk

This milk is the jam. It’s

& Customizable

Guess what? If you freeze your cherries this would make a bomb smoothie. But for the weirdos who like their milk with ice (hand raised!), this route works just fine.

One last note! If you make this recipe, take your best picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. It’ll be like having a virtual chocolate milk party. Join ze fun!

Glass jar of Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk with a straw

Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk

4-ingredient SUPER creamy chocolate cherry almond milk. Naturally sweetened, super creamy, and vegan + gluten-free!
Author Minimalist Baker
Two jars of Chocolate Cherry Almond Milk beside dates, cocoa powder, and fresh cherries
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days



  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened
  • 3-4 pitted medjool dates (if not moist and sticky, soak in warm water for 10 minutes then drain)
  • 2-3 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder (unsweetened)



  • Add chocolate milk ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adjusting flavor/level of sweetness as desired. Transfer to a serving glass or jar and refrigerate to chill.
  • Rinse blender and add cherry milk ingredients. Blend until creamy and smooth, then taste and adjust flavors/sweetness as needed.
  • Add a few ice cubes to your serving glasses and top with cherry milk (or do it in the reverse order). Drink immediately.


*Adapted from my DIY Super Thick Chocolate Almond Milk.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 162 Carbohydrates: 31 g Protein: 3 g Fat: 4.6 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 282 mg Fiber: 4.6 g Sugar: 9 g
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  1. Rakhee@boxofspice says

    I love cherries and them in with chocolate and almond milk?!! Ah that spells heaven to me! Love the idea! :)

  2. Hannah says

    This totally just happened in my kitchen this morning….heavenly. I added a little bit of leftover cashew/almond milk cream I had in the fridge from latte-making, and it took this to the next level of creamy. I dare say this tastes just as good (or maybe better) as my favorite real-dairy chocolate milk from Earth Fare which I cannot, sadly, drink anymore.

  3. Cat says

    Delicious! Except I just whizzed it all up together as I didn’t have quite enough cherries, it’s so refreshing! How yummy would it be made in to a iced coffee too, mmmm.

  4. Ruth Holliday says

    I just wanted to say that I love this idea so much! I tried it with strawberries because I didn’t have any cherries. It was great!! Quick question though. How long do you think it will keep?
    Thanks for any help that is given! By the way, I am in love with the website! Everything I have tried has been a big hit. Some of my family members aren’t into “healthier” options. But they like these recipes!! Thanks for all the hard work that goes into each post!!

  5. Kelli @ Wandering Root says

    I absolutely love chocolate and cherry as a flavor combination. My favorite “treat smoothie” is frozen cherries with chocolate protein, almond/coconut milk and chia seeds. So anything that reminds me of that is a winner in my book!

  6. Vi says

    I made today a slighty different version of this, because I saw the recipe and photos and had to do it inmediately with the ingredients I have right now, it turned out delicious and really earthy: i used raw cacao powder -this one provided the earthy taste- , used amaranth and oat milk, cinammon, and vainilla. :) The raw cacao gives a very strong bitter flavor, but I like it too. I think that with cocoa it would turned out more ‘chocolately’
    Can’t wait to try it out with the cherries and almond milk :
    Thank you. :)

  7. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says

    This chocolate cherry almond milk looks delicious – I can only imagine how great this would taste mixed in for a morning breakie with some homemade granola!!

  8. Leigha @ The Yooper Girl says

    Milk with ice! YES! I do this every single day and I thought I was the only one. Whew! This looks amazing, girl! Ugh, I LOVE chocolate milk.

    • Aimee B. says

      Leigha, I love ice in my milk, too! Actually, I will put ice in pretty much any beverage, even wine coolers. My hubby just gives me strange looks, but I like my drinks cold, lol! You’re definitely not alone. :)

  9. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says

    Yum! Chocolate and cherries is a favorite of mine. I used to gobble down BAGS of chocolate covered cherries in elementary school.

  10. Lynsey Taylor says

    Just made a black forest cake for mummas birthday so am really digging chocolate and cherries atm! I have all these ingredients to hand so its totally on the to do list!! L x

  11. cheyenne says

    this sounds delicious. chocolate + cherry is one of my favorite combinations, ever. thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

  12. Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate says

    Oh my gosh, this is brilliant! I’d been mulling over chocolate strawberry milk in my head, but never got around to it! Chocolate cherry is the bomb.