Super Easy Homemade Chocolate Milk

I love a cold glass of chocolate milk. But I can’t justify paying over $6 for a 4 litre jug of the stuff at the grocery store… yikes! This new homeowner can’t afford such luxuries.

So, I looked to the best place I could think of for a simple recipe: Pinterest.

Pinterest is, by far, the best source of recipes I’ve ever come across. Seriously. If you don’t have a food and drink board to pin on, you are missing out on some excellent tastebud experiences.  

I read a few different chocolate milk recipes, but I was having a hard time finding one that sounded simple, quick, inexpensive, and healthy enough for me to try. I’m not much of a health nut, but some of these recipes wanted me to add spoons and spoons of sugar PLUS corn syrup. The way I saw it, the fewer ingredients I added, the more healthy and inexpensive the recipe would be.

Some other recipes said to boil ingredients on a stove, then let it cook for several hours, then add it to milk. This sounded okay, except it seemed like ultimately too much work for a glass of brown milk, and I wanted something that was quick! I didn’t want to wait several hours to find out if the recipe even tasted good.

After doing a little bit of research, I decided to try a simple one out and adjust the measurements to fit my taste. I am OBSESSED with the recipe I’ve come up with, so of course I had to share it with you. So, without further adieu, here is my super easy recipe for excellent chocolate milk:


  • 1-1/2 cups milk (I like to use skim white milk, because it doesn’t froth as much as 1 or 2%, but use whatever kind you prefer! If you don’t drink cows milk, or prefer even less froth, try soy or almond milk instead)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (use more or less depending on how sweet you like your milk! I also like using just 1 tbsp of icing sugar, but my family likes a sweeter, less cocoa-y taste)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

That’s it! Only 4 ingredients. I told you it was simple.

Combine all ingredients in a blender (or magic bullet, which is what I use) and turn it on.

Blend until mixed thoroughly and then enjoy! Store in the fridge in a mason jar or other container.

It will separate as it sits in the fridge, so just give it a quick shake or stir before serving.

And that’s how it’s done! It really is delicious, and SO easy to make. It literally takes two minutes or less. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Do you have any simple recipes to share? How about changes to this recipe to make it even more delicious? Let me know in the comments! 


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