Sunday, September 27, 2009

Home Made Chocolate Milk

On a dreary, rainy day what could be better than chocolate milk! Okay, so not really, but that's just what Becca-Lynn wanted when she got home from school on a day just like that this week. Luckily, I keep a small homemade chocolate milk mix ready and waiting. It's super easy (and super cheap!), so I thought I'd share how to make it!

Besides being cheap and easy, I like this recipe because I know what's in it. No corn syrup, or artificial anything. Plus, you can make this one serving at a time or a whole batch to keep for later.


What you'll need:
cocoa powder
sugar
milk

For a single serving, about 16 oz., put 1 teaspoon of cocoa and 2 teaspoons of sugar in an empty glass. Next, run your tap water until it gets really hot, and add about 1/2-1 teaspoon of hot water and stir. The trick is to get all of the sugar and cocoa moist, like a thin paste or syrup, but NOT RUNNY. I would start out with a 1/2 teaspoon and add a little at a time until it's right. Now fill the glass with milk and stir!

I prefer to make a large batch of the mix to keep around. This is also good because you can better customize how much mix is in your drink. The rule is always one part cocoa to two parts sugar. So you can make as much or as little as you like. I usually do 1/2 cup cocoa to 1 cup sugar so we have plenty around. You would then use 3 teaspoons of mix for a 16 oz. glass and add the water as before. If you like your chocolate milk richer, use more mix. If you are making a small glass, use less. It's that easy!

4 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I like chocolate milk and usually drink it at night.
    My favourite brand is Cadbury.
    Although I could buy the cocoa and do it (I've done it in the past), it's not that easy to get a "chocolate taste" and sometimes it doesn't dissolve as well.
    However mixing with water first will do the trick, I guess.
    One thing that I've noticed is that if I mix a bit of cold milk to the chocolate and dissolve it, then when adding the rest of the milk (hot), it will gain a foam at the top.
    You can take a look at my profile and see a link to a blog that I have where I write reviews about stuff that I eat and drink, but my main blog is the art one.

    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas,

    José

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  2. Thanks for the tip about the hot milk. I was wondering how it would work hot! I will definitely check out your blog. I always love new food ideas!

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. I like this recipe. Personally, tho, I wouldnt run hot water from the tap, you never know what kind of pipes you have (hot water can make em leach things like lead of copper). Besides, I dont drink the city water. Most people dont know, Chlorine and Flouride arent good to injest! Be kind to your body, drink spring water. Or put a filter on your tap. Because who really knows about the plastic they bottle the water in. They are always finding new things wrong with plastic. Anyway, LOVE chocolate milk! Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. While it is true that tap water isn't always a great option, I believe it's ok in this situation. It takes a VERY small amount and it is necessary to make the powder into a syrup or it will not mix well with the milk. Also, cold water just doesn't mix as well. But I've never had city water, so I'm not too worried. :)

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