Nibbles of Tidbits is asked to try a lot of products – Some immediately interest us and others we’re not so sure about. Since we can’t, nor want to try ‘em all, we choose to try food products we’re curious about, that are unique, that we think we’ll like, or because it’s offered/provided at the right time. If we report about a product, it’s guaranteed to be honest, good or bad, rain or shine, although good, shiny days are preferred.
In this instance, I wasn’t quite sure about trying Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze, a Non-Dairy Beverage made from real Almonds — I’m a hard core Milk drinker and the thought of Almond Breeze as a drink scared me. I thought it would taste too sweet, but it’s not.
This product arrived timely in that I’d been wanting homemade Hot Chocolate and Almond Breeze came with an Almond Hot Chocolate recipe. The stars aligned. In addition, I love nuts (all kinds) and have purchased many Blue Diamond products over the years. Their quality has been consistent.
I prepared the Almond Hot Chocolate by pouring hot (microwaved) Almond Breeze over Milk Chocolate Chips and powdered Cocoa (approx. 2 cups Almond Breeze, 6oz. Chocolate and 1 tsp. Cocoa) — Their official recipe is linked here.
Pour the hot Almond Breeze (or Milk) over the Chocolate Chips and Cocoa.
Prepare in individual cups with desired amount of Chocolate or in bulk to fill many cups.
Stir until Chocolate Chips are melted and Cocoa is blended.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first Almond Hot Chocolate in a cup from my Great Grandma Moore.
The combination of ingredients makes a rich, luxurious Hot Chocolate and the hint of Almond puts it over the top — It adds a nice, toasted flavor. Cheers to all my loving Grandmas!
Almond Breeze makes an excellent Hot Chocolate. The taste of it alone was surprisingly good, as it’s not sweet – I actually liked it.
It’s noted that Almond Breeze can be substituted, cup for cup in many recipes, which sounds exciting, but it appears it’s not true when it comes to the basic Minute Tapioca recipe. Its preparation with Almond Breeze didn’t work, as it never firmed up properly and remained too runny. The Almond garnish sank — Bummer! It tasted good warm and perhaps cold it could be served as a boba drink, not.
Overall, we’re nutty about this product discovery.