Whether you’re having a chocolate craving or just want a drink that is cool and refreshing, chocolate milk is an excellent choice. Chocolate milk has all the nutritional benefits of regular milk, and isn’t too bad on calories when compared to other chocolate treats. It is easy to make your own chocolate milk at home. Here’s how to do it.
Things You'll Need
- Milk of choice
- Chocolate syrup (or cocoa powder and water)
Pour milk into the glass. Don't pour the milk all the way to the rim of the glass, or you may make a mess when you are stirring in the chocolate.
Use 1 tbs. of chocolate syrup for every 8 oz. of milk--and be generous with that chocolate.
Use cocoa powder instead if you do not have chocolate syrup. Just dissolve 3 tbs. of powder into 1 tbs. of water, then stir the mixture into your milk.
Taste test the mixture, then adjust the chocolate-to-milk ratio to suit your taste. Those who enjoy a stronger chocolate flavor will want to add more chocolate syrup to their milk.
Tips & Warnings
- If you are concerned about calories, use low-fat milk, and serve with banana slices rather than unhealthy snacks.
- Although cocoa powder can certainly be used, it is generally considered to be an inferior product to syrup. Whenever possible, you should always use syrup to make chocolate milk.
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