Oh yeah. Homemade Nesquik coming right up.
Want to know something about Chocolate Milk?
Nobody needs it. It’s not a health food. We probably shouldn’t drink it.
Yet I still have a homemade “Nesquik” recipe to share with you. Why?
Because it’s fun, because it’s tasty, and because some people love their chocolate milk. So if you at least had an option to drink a healthier version of chocolate milk, wouldn’t that be nice?
Here’s the info I found on the official Nesquik website. This is what you find in the store-bought variety of the powdered mix…
INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SOY LECITHIN, CARRAGEENAN, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, SPICE. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: SODIUM ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C), FERRIC PYROPHOSPHATE (IRON), NIACINAMIDE, ZINC OXIDE, THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE, COPPER GLUCONATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, BIOTIN.
What’s with all that stuff in there? If you can possibly imagine, I just learned to make a chocolate milk mix with the simple yet magical ingredients I like to call cocoa and sugar. For real? Are we sure we can have our chocolate milk without adding some niacinamide? Because I just don’t know.
Here’s how easy this is: You put your cocoa and sugar in a jar, then you add two dashes of salt – which is a fun little ingredient that enhances the sweetness and completes the package. Shake it up, and you’ve got a fine little treat – if you think you can get along without the copper gluconate. (I am having the best time listening to all of you try to pronounce these words as you read.)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sucanat or brown sugar
- 2 dashes of salt (I use Redmond Real Salt)
- Put all ingredients into a pint sized jar.
- Put a lid on and shake the ingredients until they are well mixed.
- To make chocolate milk, add 1-2 Tablespoons of mix to a 12 ounce glass of milk.
- Stir well.
And that’s it. Making Homemade Nesquik will take less effort than finding your missing shoe.
My boys were thrilled with this fun treat, so I went ahead and made a half gallon of chocolate milk. The next morning was chilly, so I used the mix to make hot chocolate. (Just warm the milk, then stir in the milk as directed above.)
What’s your relationship with chocolate milk?