How to Use Carob


This article provides instructions for making hot carob drink, a low-sugar, caffeine-free alternative to hot cocoa. Carob powder, made by roasting and grinding carob beans, may be used as a chocolate substitute. It is naturally sweeter than cocoa, so carob recipes require less processed sugar, another advantage of cooking with carob.

Step 1

Combine the carob powder and the starch or kuzu powder; stir to evenly mix them.

Step 2

Add the water to the powder mixture. Stir until smooth.

Step 3

Warm the carob drink on the stove for several minutes, but do not boil the mixture, or it will get too thick.

Step 4

Remove the carob mix from the heat, and add the vanilla extract. Serve as you would coffee or hot cocoa.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. of carob powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of cornstarch or kuzu root powder
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp. of vanilla extract


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Rachel Levi is a writer, editor and aspiring yoga instructor residing in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Webster University, and a Master of Arts degree in humanities from the University of Chicago. She is the author of "Killing Fixie-Prairie," and numerous pieces of literary criticism.

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