The BEST Homemade Chocolate Milk

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This is quite possible the easiest and cheapest and best option for Chocolate Milk.  I am talking BEST chocolate milk I have had.  Granted, I have only ever had the stuff from the grocery store.  But its WAAAAYYYYY better than that. :)

Homemade Chocolate Milke! ~ Cheap, Easy, and Delicious!

Not only is it only four ingredients, but you can customize the ingredients to fit your diet!  I love full on sugar, but tend to try and make things healthier for my kids.  So I used my new favorite cocoa, Lake Champlain Organic Cocoa.  The flavor is great!


Homemade Chocolate Milk ~ Four Easy Ingredients from

Want all organic?   Simply choose organic ingredients!  Need dairy free?  Try almond milk.  Want gluten free?  Try raw sugar, natural dark cocoa powder (not cocoa mixes), and pure vanilla extract.  If you want sugar free try replacing the sugar with liquid Stevia.  Here is a great post from Deliciously Organic that can help you determine what works best for you!

So basically this awesomely delicious treat is perfect for everyone!

Homemade Chocolate Milk! ~ Four Easy Ingredients by

Homemade Chocolate Milk


  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Pour milk into blender. Add in cocoa, powder sugar, and vanilla. Blend all ingredients until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
  3. This will last about one week covered in the fridge. (Or the life of the milk)

The Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Milk!

I also made a little video about this milk on Vine, one of my new favorite apps!  Its super fun and kinda addicting.  I am @iambaker on there, come find me!





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  1. says

    SO delicious!!! This cured my pregnancy craving and is so easy. I used a little immersion stick that I use to emulsify butter in my (decaf) coffee and it worked really well!

  2. Bonnie says

    My daughter and I get wic and she gets burned out on milk. They give you SO much so my milk was going to waste. Then I found this recipe and now she drinks milk all the time! Thank you so much for solving that problem for me. This is super easy and she can even help make it!!

  3. Diamond says

    I just made this as an after school snack with the kids. Ours was barely chocolate milk. With the foam from blending, it was a light and fun treat but not what i would call chocolate milk.

    I use weight to measure my ingredients. We can’t have corn, so must blend our own powdered sugar. Based on the bags we used to buy, 2 TBS is 15 grams. Our cocoa powder says 2 TBS would be 10 grams. I am very curious how much your TBS of powdered sugar and cocoa powder weighed?

    We will probably double the sugar and cocoa powder if the kids want to have this again.

  4. Laurie Griffith says

    I made using 4 cups of milk, 8 teaspoons of powdered sugar, 8 teaspoons of cocoa and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. It was barely sweet, almost so that I couldn’t taste the sugar. I added about two more tablespoons of sugar, and then my hubby loved it.

  5. Malorye says

    I made this today for my boys, it was delicious! It dissolved very well, which is rare for chocolate milk mixes (even store bought). I doubled the sugar tho, cause it was too chocolaty for my clan, and it made it perfect. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Linzy says

    I loved this recipe! The store was all out of chocolate milk, and I decided to give this a try. Glad I did! Not going back to store bought stuff again! So easy and fast to make! Although I had to almost double the sugar to make it taste somewhat more similar to what I buy at the store, as I’m used to that kind of sweetness. My only concern was that cocoa powder is a bit grainy, so consistency isn’t as smooth as what you get at the store. Going to have to try to create a chocolate syrup instead, but that would involve boiling and MUCH more time to prepare.

  7. Danny says

    I hated it for the following reasons:
    – Wasn’t sweet enough (needed additional tablespoon of sugar)
    – Tasted like cocoa milk rather than chocolate (blended)
    – Tastes like there’s a hint of coffee mixed into it, for some reason. There’s no coffee after-taste, however.

  8. John Hoopes says

    I am trying to lose weight eating low carb, so I put a cup of cashew milk (thicker and creamer than almond or coconut, and with fewer carbs, practically none), one heaping teaspoon cocoa powder (I have experimented with many, like Droste best so far–am still experimenting with Dutch processed vs not, there is a difference) 3 packets of Stevia, and dash of pure vanilla, and mix with immersion stick blender, it is great. Do you have any ideas of how to make it even better?

    • Bob says

      If you microwave a small amount of milk and add the cocoa and sugar to that and mix it into a paste like substance you can just add the milk to that and stir. Makes it so you do not have to dirty the blender. I did this 2 cups instead of 3.

  9. Tali Simon says

    I read a lot of the comments here before deciding to make it, and I almost didn’t because so many people said they didn’t like it or had to change the proportions to get something they did like. Ultimately, though, I thought it was worth a try because this is such a reputable blog…

    Like many others, I need more sugar to get a taste that replicated store-bought chocolate milk. I actually had to go up to SIX Tbsp powdered sugar to mask the cocoa powder taste — until then, it just tasted so powdery The other drawback for me was that since I don’t have a blender, I used my food processor (with the knife blade) and even though the 3 cups milk didn’t reach the “liquid fill” line, it made a huge mess which was a pain to clean up.

    I imagine the brand of the cocoa powder is really important here. I’m not sure what else would account for the difference. I’ll probably look around for a different chocolate milk recipe or just stick with my usual Java syrup/milk combo. Gorgeous photos, though!

    • says

      Tali- the point is NOT to replicate the syrupy store bought chocolate milk. The point is to make a natural homemade version that is chocolatey and a little sweet. In the homemade version you can control ingredients. It would be impossible for me to create a recipe that tastes perfect to everyone.
      The goal in recipe sharing is to create a solid baseline and people can tweak it to meet their needs. Some want more sugar, some want less, some want none! If you are looking for a homemade recipe to replicate the store bought version then yes, you will want to look elsewhere. Thanks.