Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

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Create your own refreshing and creamy chocolate milk with this simple, homemade chocolate milk mix. It’s free from the unnecessary additives often found in commercial mixes, giving you a wholesome way to enjoy a classic favorite.

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Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

Crafting Your Own Chocolate Milk Mix

The idea of crafting your own chocolate milk mix might remind you of childhood favorites like Nesquik. However, by making your mix at home, you can enjoy a rich flavor without the additives—just pure, simple ingredients.

Ingredients for Chocolate Milk Mix

  • Sugar: Use granulated sugar as the base sweetener.
  • Cocoa Powder: Opt for a high-quality cocoa powder for the best flavor.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to enhance the chocolatey taste.

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

Directions for Chocolate Milk Mix

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a mixing bowl or food processor, blend the sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt until evenly mixed.
  2. Storage: Transfer the mix to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

Making Chocolate Milk

  • Cold Chocolate Milk: For a cold drink, mix 1-2 tablespoons of the chocolate milk mix with a cup of milk. For the best results, blend in a mixer with an ice cube.
  • Hot Chocolate: For a warm treat, stir 1-2 tablespoons of the mix into a cup of hot milk.

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

Nutritional Considerations

While chocolate milk is a delightful treat, it is essentially sweetened milk. It retains the benefits of milk, such as calcium and vitamins but includes additional sugar. Enjoy it in moderation, akin to a dessert.

Tips for the Best Chocolate Milk Mix

  • Cocoa Quality: Choose premium cocoa powder. Dutch-process cocoa, which is treated with alkali, offers a milder flavor and darker color, but any high-quality cocoa will enhance your mix.
  • Doubling the Recipe: Feel free to double or triple the recipe based on your needs. Just keep the mix stored properly.
  • Shelf Life: Properly stored, your homemade mix can last up to 2 years, thanks to the long shelf lives of both sugar and cocoa.

Why Make Your Own Mix?

Making your own chocolate milk mix not only allows you to control the ingredients but also avoids preservatives and additives found in store-bought options. Plus, it can be a fun, quick project that even kids can help with, giving them a sense of accomplishment and a tasty reward.

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix


  • Granulated Sugar: ⅔ cup (133g)
  • Cocoa Powder: ⅓ cup (39g)
  • Salt: a pinch


For the Mix:

  1. Mixing: In a jar or food processor, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Shake or pulse until well mixed.
  2. Storage: Store the mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

For Serving:

  1. Chocolate Milk: Mix 1-2 tablespoons of the chocolate milk mix with 1 cup of milk. Blend for best texture.
  2. Hot Chocolate: Heat 1 cup of milk and stir in 1-2 tablespoons of the chocolate milk mix until dissolved.

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

Enjoy your homemade chocolate milk mix as a delightful treat that harks back to childhood but with a grown-up twist of making it yourself!

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