The BEST Homemade Chocolate Milk

filed under: Food + Drink on February 7, 2013
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  • 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!

    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!

    Homemade Chocolate Milk! ~ Four Easy Ingredients by

    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.

    4.41 from 5 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)

    The Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Milk!


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  • Belle says:

    I made this recipe for me and my husband last night. You are right, it is the BEST. After blending everything together, it had a wonderful “whipped” texture to it. I love it!

  • Ethan says:

    Is the cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened?

  • Penny says:

    Made this with light coconut milk and honey. YUM!! Thank you!

    • Kay says:

      Did you use the honey in place of powdered sugar?

    • Aldin Francis says:

      Hey i tried it this way, it tastes so goooood!!!! THIS IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE MILK I EVER TASTED! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • canna says:

    i searched for chocolate milk recipe & i think your’s the best & easiest..i just started selling pasteurized fresh cow’s milk..& my friends are requesting for chocolate milk & carrot milk..i’m excited to try this for my business.. 🙂

  • nikki says:

    best milk ever

  • Zach Froman says:

    I had the craving for chocolate milk and wanted to get a creamy chocolate milk. This was it.

  • Laura says:

    I am pregnant and craving chocolate milk. Found this gem of a recipe, and I am in heaven as much as anyone experiencing morning sickness can experience heaven. I made it with organic milk and raw sugar, and I can’t wait to make it for my chocoholic lactose-intolerant hubby with almond milk. Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!

    PS: Now that I’m here, I’m staying. Your cakes are works of art. I am in awe. 🙂

  • ethan says:

    yum looks good probably tastes better though 🙂

  • natalie @ wee eats says:

    my fiance is going to look at me like i’m magic when i create chocolate milk without nesquick! lol!

    • Amanda says:

      I bet he already does. 🙂

  • Robyne says:

    I’m sure you can make this into hot chocolate, correct? It sounds delicious! 🙂

  • Zuleyka says:

    I was thinking about making this for my 3 year-old but I’m worrying about the levels of caffeine in the cocoa powder. Do you have any info on that? Thanks!

  • Jim says:

    It tastes absolutely disgusting. Do not make this recipe. It is horrible.

    • Amanda says:

      So sorry you are not a fan! Did you prefer to store bought mix?

      • Lamborghini Gal says:

        Amanda, you are a CLASS ACT! Your response to the VERY UNCALLED FOR and downright RUDE comment, was not only spot on, but maybe it will rub off on…….someone! LOL!

        There is nothing wrong with not caring for a recipe. But there is a right way and a wrong way, to articulate that. The poster could simply have said, “I didn’t care for it.”

        Anyway, kudos to YOU! Classy lady!

    • Ita Corcoran says:

      Be nice! If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all! >:(

  • Ita Corcoran says:

    Hi! I LOVE chocolate milk !:D And i’m so excited to try this soon! (when i’m not lazy and purchase the ingredients at the shop that is) thx! but how much drops of vanilla extract do you add? I always makes those mistakes easily :[

  • Ita Corcoran says:

    I tried it! It was delish! But My cocoa made it a bit strong! But other than that 100%! ^_^

  • Lauren says:

    Yes. Yes. Yes. This is the greatest recipe ever. Why didn’t I think of this? Almond milk and chocolate are a match made in heaven!

  • alex says:

    Helt fantastisk, dette er så veldig godt!!

  • ben says:

    definitely make sure you use a blender. doesn’t quite work as expected with a cup and a spoon! you’ll end up with a mixture that’s mostly cocoa powder on top, and sugar milk on bottom

  • Kari says:

    I didn’t like it, my husband wasn’t really a fan, but my four-year-old likes it…

    • Amanda says:

      Good to know. 🙂

  • Alisha says:

    This morning I was craving chocolate milk but didn’t have the syrup. Then I found your website. I made it and it tastes so much better. I’ll never go back to the syrup! Thanks.

  • Cody W says:

    It looks very different from what the picture looks like, anyways i made it and it has no flavor… Maybe it was becasue my mom only put in half the amount if ingredients… But its still very creamy and i would expect this to be served at a luxerious resturant

  • Dani says:

    I’m 15 and just made this- I ended up doubling the sugar (I have a ridiculous sweet-tooth) and actually added a little cinnimon to it! Yum!

    • Amanda says:

      I love it Dani! 🙂

  • Jenny says:

    My blender was far away on top of the fridge so I dumped all the ingredients into a glass jar about the size of what I wanted to drink, made sure the lid was on tight, and shook it like a polaroid picture. I’m sure the blended version would turn out more evenly-mixed, but I like chocolate clumps, and I like how doing it in a jar means it’s ready to drink!

    • Amanda says:

      What a fun idea!! Love that!

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