The BEST Homemade Chocolate Milk

filed under: Food + Drink on February 7, 2013

This is quite possibly 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. 🙂 If you loving making things from scratch, be sure to try my Homemade Yellow Cake Mix or From-Scratch Dinner Rolls!


4.34 from 6 votes
Homemade Chocolate Milk
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min

This is quite possibly the easiest and cheapest and best option for Chocolate Milk. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BEST Homemade Chocolate Milk
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 3 cups milk, we prefer whole
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons powder sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon good quality vanilla
  1. Pour milk into blender. Add in cocoa, powder sugar, and vanilla. Blend all ingredients until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds. Re-blend as needed. 

  2. Serve and enjoy!
  3. This will last about one week covered in the fridge. (Or the life of the milk)


Chocolate Milk

Homemade Chocolate Milk

Not only is it only four ingredients, but you can customize the ingredients to fit your diet!

  • milk
  • cocoa powder
  • confectioners sugar
  • vanilla

I like to use whole milk, good quality cocoa powder, organic confectioners sugar, and the best quality vanilla I can find, which is McCormick Extra Rich Vanilla Extract.

Homemade Chocolate Milk

How to Make Chocolate Milk for Your Diet

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!

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How to Make Chocolate Milk

There are a few easy ways to make homemade chocolate milk. The recipe below utilizes a blender, but you could also just stir the ingredients by hand. Another method would be to add all the ingredients to a jar that you have a lid for. Add ingredients, place lid on top, and then shake shake shake!

What else can you add to Homemade Chocolate Milk?

Some folks like to add a little cinnamon (I tried this and didn’t like it) or nutmeg. Others have added about a tablespoon of butter to the blender while mixing. Want it thicker? Try adding a teaspoon for cornstarch before blending.

The Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Milk!


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  • Patsy Brown says:

    I love all of your recipes. Can’t tell you how many I have made. I work so I spend Saturday finding recipes of things I can cook and we can have leftovers the following week for several days.

    Thank you for spending your time sharing your great recipes.

  • Jarrett says:

    I am sorry but this is the worst chocolate milk I have ever had. It should be called cocoa milk. I kept adding sugar but it never tasted near the sweetness of a store bought chocolate milk or store bought syrup or powder. I am a very good cook but this has me baffled.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      The point is that is DOESN’T taste like high-fructose-corn-syrup store bought chocolate milk. It’s pure chocolate flavor, not the junk you get at stores.

  • Andrea says:

    I love the taste of this but it is gritty, no matter how long I blend it in my VitaMix blender. The cocoa powder just won’t dissolve. Any suggestions??

  • deehi says:

    This sounds good!!

    I noticed a mistake with the gluten-free information that needs clarifying. Many CONFECTIONERS SUGAR brands are gluten-free, and one can read the labels to choose the appropriate sugar for them, and 100% COCOA POWDER is already a gluten-free food.

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