|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chocolate milk is easy to make at home from scratch, and you don't need a bottle of chocolate syrup. This recipe is made with real cocoa powder and just a little sugar for sweetness. Both kids and adults are going to love its taste.
Unlike powdered chocolate milk mixes that are filled with preservatives and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, you only need three simple ingredients for this chocolate milk recipe. You have total control over what goes into your milk. Every aspect of this recipe can be customized. For instance, use your favorite type of milk, whether it's dairy or an alternative like almond or soy milk. By using unsweetened cocoa powder, you can adjust the sweetness to taste with more or less sugar.
It's also easy to scale it up for a big, ready-to-drink batch in the fridge. You can even warm it up for hot cocoa or add a little extra flavor.
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"Quick, simple, and easy to make, this homemade chocolate milk was delightful. My only recommendations would be to increase the amount of powdered sugar and use a small whisk. More of a personal preference, but I felt the small whisk did the job just as well as the immersion blender." —Victoria Heydt
12 ounces milk, any type
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the milk into a glass and slowly add cocoa powder while blending with an immersion blender, spoon, or a small whisk. An immersion blender or a small whisk work best because they reduce the clumping of the cocoa powder.
Add powdered sugar until well blended.
Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to drink. Enjoy.
- If you do refrigerate it, make sure to give the milk a good stir or shake before drinking. The cocoa powder and sugar may gravitate to the bottom, creating a "sludge."
- Make the chocolate milk by the half-gallon or even gallon: Blend the milk with the other ingredients using a regular blender instead of an immersion blender and transfer it into a leakproof plastic pitcher. Be sure to shake the pitcher before pouring a glass.
- Add a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for a hint of spice.
- For a sugar-free version, substitute stevia for the powdered sugar. Start small and blend it in, adding more if needed to suit your taste.
- You can make hot chocolate with the same ingredients. Heat milk on low and add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir until well blended and to the desired temperature. Serve immediately. Top it with marshmallows or whipped cream.