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Woohoo! Yoohoo! (Dairy-free) Chocolate Coconut Water

Answer: 1920s. In New Jersey. By a paisano named Natale Olivieri.

Question: When, where and by whom was Yoo-Hoo originally made and sold.

That’s all I’ve got folks.

No cute story about why I decided to mimic dairy-free Yoo-Hoo.

Sometimes something just pops into my head and I’m off and running.

Other than that I’ve got nothing.

Clearly there’s only one real Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink but, if you can’t have dairy or corn or are avoiding HFCS give this little recipe a try. It’s a smooth, light, healthy knock-off of a childhood favorite—a sweet treat to remind us how cool it is to be a kid.

So, go ahead, be a kid again for a day. Have a tall glass of Woohoo! Yoohoo! Chocolate Coconut Water and a few Four Chicken’s Animal Crackers


Woohoo! Yoohoo! Chocolate Coconut Water

Mix together in a glass, heatproof measuring cup:

1 1/2 tablespoons dutch process cocoa powder

2 tablespoons Vance’s Darifree

A pinch of salt


Pour in & stir until smooth:

1/4 cup very warm (not boiling) water


Place the cocoa mixture into a blender with:

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 3/4 cups coconut water (alternatively you can use purified water)


Whir for a minute or two. Chill and serve. Makes two 1 cup servings.

You can probably double or triple this recipe and keep it in the fridge for a few days.


Both 100% pure unflavored coconut water (like ONE) and Vance’s Darifree are gluten-free and dairy-free. The local grocer and health food or specialty stores, like Trader Joe’s, carry coconut water. I found Vance’s Darifree at Wegmans.



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Reader Comments (2)

Yummy!!!! I need this :)

Jul 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiareeva

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..I love this lovely & tasty treat!

Aug 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie
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