Are you looking for a creamy and delicious chocolate milk recipe? Here it is! This naturally sweetened chocolate milk is simply the best recipe out there!
Healthy Chocolate Milk Recipe
We are big fans of dairy cows over here on our homestead. And chocolate milk is one of our favorite treats as well. This naturally sweetened chocolate milk recipe is so delicious.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, this chocolate milk recipe is easy to whip in no time at all!
Did you know that chocolate milk can be healthy? I’m not talking about the sugar laden, artificially flavored junk that you find in stores.
Lightly sweetened, wholesome chocolate milk made with a few simple ingredients can actually be good for you.
What are the Main Ingredients in Chocolate Milk?
Did you know that over 16 million adults in the United States think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows?! I was astounded when I read that!
I know that my readers are a smarter bunch than that. Since chocolate milk is not actually produced by cows. let’s take a closer look at the actual ingredients in chocolate milk.
Milk is full of protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B, potassium, and vitamin D.
Cocoa powder has theobromine, which helps reduce inflammation and protect from diseases.
Maple syrup is full of antioxidants that are beneficial for the body, and is a simple, wholesome sweetener.
How to Make Chocolate Milk with Cocoa Powder and Maple Syrup
Making chocolate milk with cocoa powder and maple syrup is quite simple, though it does require an extra step to ensure it comes out nice and smooth. Nobody wants to drink clumps of cocoa powder, right?
To make the chocolate milk, simply measure out the ingredients in a large measuring bowl (1 quart or 2 quart). Briskly whisk everything together, working to break up the clumps of cocoa powder.
Place a mesh strainer over another measuring bowl or pitcher. Pour the chocolate milk through the the mesh strainer and into the other bowl. This will help strain any remaining clumps of cocoa powder.
Cold Chocolate Milk Recipe
Chocolate milk is best when served ice cold. If you want to drink your chocolate milk right away, make sure your milk is nice and cold before you start making the chocolate milk.
If you want to chill your chocolate milk after it is made, place it in the refrigerator for two hours or so until it can come down in temperature. Alternately, you could also place the chocolate milk in the freezer for 15 minutes or so to quickly get some nice cold chocolate milk.
If you do not drink it right away, the ingredients will settle at the bottom of the jar. Make sure you give it a good shake before you serve it so that the ingredients can incorporate together again.
Chocolate Milk Recipe with Cocoa Powder
4 cups whole milk (chilled)
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Put the milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large measuring bowl or mixing bowl.
Whisk well, working to fully incorporate the cocoa powder.
Place a mesh strainer on top of another measuring bowl or mixing bowl.
Pour the chocolate milk through the mesh strainer to remove any remaining clumps of cocoa powder.
Drink immediately, or place in refrigerator to chill.
If serving later, shake the chocolate milk before serving to incorporate the ingredients again.
Chocolate Milk Recipe for One
Are you looking to make a little treat for yourself? This recipe is easy to adapt into a recipe for one. Follow the same instructions as above, but use the quantity of ingredients below:
1 cup whole milk (chilled)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Milk
- 4 cups whole milk chilled
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Put the milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large measuring bowl.
- Whisk well, working to fully incorporate the cocoa powder.
- Place a mesh strainer over another measuring bowl or mixing bowl. Pour the milk through the strainer to remove any remaining clumps of cocoa powder.
- Serve immediately, or place in airtight container in refrigerator to chill.